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Jun 9, 2018 8:05 PM

Please id this fly ...

Seen this morning in Nottinghamshire.

 

I thought it looked different from Tachina grossa. It seemed to be brown instead of black. Not so large. Less hairy. Eye colour different. Abdomen curved inwards. It seemed very teritorial towards other insects, such as bees, hoverflies etc.

 

Thank you for any id help you can give.

 

 

Jonathan.

 

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    Jun 11, 2018 4:25 PM (in response to Happy Days)
    Re: Please id this fly ...

    I was hoping someone else would answer this one, but it's a conopid. I think the choice is between a Myopa species and Sicus ferrugineus. I think the latter looks more likely but I'm not an expert.

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    Jun 11, 2018 6:01 PM (in response to Happy Days)
    Re: Please id this fly ...

    I'm not an expert on these either, but I'd also say this is Sicus ferrugineus on the basis that it more closely matches that identity than the Myopa species I've checked.  There's currently a population explosion of these in my area's reserve, London/N.E.Surrey border.

     

    Tony

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