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Calliphora vomitaria?
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Posted on 20-10-2005 07:54

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Could this be the unattractively named Calliphora vomitaria?

Thanks, Sarah
Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 25-10-2005 01:40
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Or Calliphora Vicina?, I see a sharp kink in the M-vein, Calliphora Vicina got also this kink in the M-vein(I am not sure). And I read that thorax and body of the Vicina must be hairy!?
Perhabs a specialist can tell you more...Frown

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Posted on 25-10-2005 08:07
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For a Calliphora I would expect it to be more blueish, but, hey, what do I know about Calliphoridae? Smile

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Posted on 25-10-2005 08:39

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Thanks Robert and Paul. The lack of blue sheen could be due to the light in the undergrowth which tends to accentuate reflectance to the detriment of good colour rendition. I in fact remember it as rather bluer than it appears in the photo, Sarah
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Posted on 25-10-2005 09:59

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I think this is really Calliphora, but is it hard to tell if it is vomitoria or vicina or some other species. In the keys I used one of the feature was the color and amount of different hairs on the head, but the head is hardly visible in your picture...
Edited by Andrius on 25-10-2005 10:00
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Posted on 26-10-2005 07:56

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That's very useful feedback Andrius. The next time I'll know the importance of also including a photo of the face. For all that they're common, they're actually very difficult to photograph calmly as they are nearly always restless and have little patience with photographers Sad, Sarah
Edited by lynkos on 26-10-2005 07:56
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