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Hope you may be able to help identify these 2 flies taken over the last week or so.
The first is from Langford Lakes in Wiltshire
and this second one is beside the River Stour in Dorset
Thanks in advance
I have been looking around and think the 2nd photo may be of a snipe fly
Any ideas on either?
I'm not a fly expert, but -
I wonder of the first one is Ptychoptera contaminata.
Yes I think the second is a Rhagio species.
Thanks for the info. Will check it out
Just an update to say thanks to jaguarondi for ID on the 1st. This does appear to be the Ptychoptera contaminata after checking in the comprehensive guide to insects of Britian & & Ireland by Paul Brock.
Good, glad you sorted out a satisfactory ID.