Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Muscidae 2

Posted by Roger Thomason on 30-06-2022 23:42
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I'm thinking a male Polietes lardarius photographed last week here in Shetland. Correct or...

Posted by Roger Thomason on 30-06-2022 23:42
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Posted by Roger Thomason on 30-06-2022 23:43
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Posted by Roger Thomason on 30-06-2022 23:44
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final photo...

Posted by eklans on 04-07-2022 19:16
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Next agonizing fly: it looks very much like a Polietes, but Gregor et al state that the male's fronto-orbital plate should touch! Maybe it's inside a tolerance?

Posted by Roger Thomason on 05-07-2022 22:09
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To quote Steven Falk on his P. lardarius album on flickr " Males have the eyes narrowly separated on top of the head whereas in females, the frons is about one-third the head width". I suppose my fly's eyes are " narrowly separated" so I reckon I'm right on this one (which makes a change)
https://www.flick...664296677/ [CLICK SHOW MORE]

Regards

Roger...

Edited by Roger Thomason on 05-07-2022 22:10