Thread subject: :: Black fly with large pads

Posted by walwyn on 12-10-2022 00:31

Photographed at Ryton Meadows on 9th August 2020.

Edited by walwyn on 12-10-2022 00:34

Posted by Jan Willem on 12-10-2022 08:53

Looks like Sarcophagidae to me, but wait for the experts :-).

Posted by walwyn on 12-10-2022 09:31

Thank you Jan. I’ll wait on.

Posted by Tony Irwin on 12-10-2022 11:47

It's a male Sarcophaga (s.l.) - the lack of grey dusting and the tattered wings indicate it's an old individual. It would require a genitalia prep for identiification.

Posted by walwyn on 12-10-2022 13:34

Thanks Tony. I gather that they are difficult at the best of time.