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Like flies to a Stinkhorn......
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Posted on 04-09-2023 13:45

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I came a cross a Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) fungus in the Woods yesterday (foothills of the Dublin Mountains, Ireland).

As is typical it had attracted several species of flies which had eaten away the black slimey cap revealing the "honey comb" surface.

Can anyone help identify them?
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Edited by Hurlzzz on 04-09-2023 13:57
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Posted on 04-09-2023 14:01

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Ready for my close up
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Posted on 04-09-2023 14:02

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Reverse angle
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Posted on 04-09-2023 14:04

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It seems to have an aphrodisiac effect for some species
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Dryomyza anilis
Nikita Vikhrev
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and Phaonia subventa, and Phaonia sp.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 05-09-2023 14:17

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Thank you @tristram and Nikita.
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