Saturday
Dec022017

Tachinid Fly

A female Sturmia bella (Diptera: Tachinidae).

Specimen collected in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK on 2017-10-28.

Sunday
Nov262017

Tachinid Fly

A male Linnaemya picta (Diptera: Tachinidae).

Specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2017-08-12.

Friday
Nov242017

Blowfly

A female Stomorhina lunata (Diptera:Calliphoridae). In Africa these flies are important predators of swarming locusts so you might think that in UK they do the same to grasshoppers but, apparently, there is no evidence for this.  Instead they are regarded as vagrants.

Specimen collected in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2017-11-19.

Monday
Oct302017

Diastatid Fly

The head of a female Diastata sp, probably Diastata fuscula (Diptera: Diastatidae).

Specimen taken in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, Uk on 2017-10-28.

Sunday
Oct292017

Tephritid Fly

The head of a female Euleia heraclei (Diptera: Tephritidae).

Specimen taken in Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK on 2017-10-28.