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Sep 27, 2011 5:03 PM

Id help please.

A very orangey, long-winged fly seen at Belfairs Wood, Hadleigh, Essex yesterday.
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    Sep 27, 2011 5:47 PM (in response to chriffer)
    Re: Id help please.

    I had one of these a while ago and Paul Beuk helpfully named it as the lauxaniid fly Tricholauxania praeusta.

    Best wishes Lewis

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      Sep 27, 2011 6:12 PM (in response to Lewis)
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      I think this is a species of Meiosimyza. Tricholauxania praeusta has infuscated wings near the wing tips and the large cross vein. The latter should be visible in the above picture if it is praeusta, but I cannot see it. The formal difference between the two genera are small setulae under one of the wing veins (invisible in the above picture) and small hairs on one of the pleural sclerites (also invisible).

       

      Paul
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    Sep 27, 2011 9:01 PM (in response to chriffer)
    Re: Id help please.
    Boffo the premature clown does it again. Should have guessed that that was too easy an id. Sorry Chriffer. Sorry Paul (deep bow with hiss).
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