Thread subject: Diptera.info :: 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.