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Oct 23, 2014 07:06 |  #1

Was photographing the Fly Agaric fungus when this small insect landed on the top. Can anyone help to identify it please


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Oct 23, 2014 09:34 |  #2

I'm not an expert in most flies, but I used to work with Drosophila melanogaster in a lab, and this looks similar, but not identical. Might be another member of the genus?



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Oct 23, 2014 10:01 |  #3

bseitz234 wrote in post #17228967 (external link)
I'm not an expert in most flies, but I used to work with Drosophila melanogaster in a lab, and this looks similar, but not identical. Might be another member of the genus?

Thanks for your feedback
I have also had a suggestion that it might be Scathophaga stercoraria commonly known as the Dung Fly.

I will away further inputs

It's tough identifying these little beggars!


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Oct 23, 2014 10:07 as a reply to  @ Plumtreelad's post |  #4

Ask the guys in the Macro forum. I'm pretty sure that they can identify it.


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Oct 23, 2014 10:31 |  #5

rrblint wrote in post #17229020 (external link)
Ask the guys in the Macro forum. I'm pretty sure that they can identify it.

Will do Thanks Mark


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Oct 23, 2014 11:43 |  #6

Its a Dung Fly


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Oct 23, 2014 16:27 |  #7

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Its a Dung Fly

That's confirmed as a Dung Fly. Thanks


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Oct 24, 2014 11:44 |  #8

Yup yellow dung fly, nice environmental shot too.


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Oct 24, 2014 14:03 |  #9

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17231085 (external link)
Yup yellow dung fly, nice environmental shot too.

Thanks for the confirmation Lester. By the way it was taken in your neck of the woods - In the woods just off the road between Lyndhurst and Balmer Lawn hotel


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