Saturday
Aug122017

Tachinid Flies

A pair of Exorista rustica (Diptera: Tachinidae) captured while mating.

Specimens caught in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2017-08-06.

Wednesday
Aug092017

Soldier Fly

A male Beris morrisii (Diptera: Stratiomyidae).

The scutellum has 6 spines which are enmeshed in long pale hairs:

A ventral view of the genitalia (actually of another specimen caught at the same time):

Specimens collected in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2017-08-04.

Saturday
Aug052017

Robber Fly

A male Neoitamus cyanurus (Diptera: Asilidae).

A lateral view:

And a lateral view of the genitalia:

Specimen collected in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2017-08-04.

Thursday
Jun012017

Anthomyiid Fly

A male Anthomyia plurinotata (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). This is the third member of this species I have come across after the male I collected back in 2014 and the female I photographed back in 2013.

Specimen collected in The Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2017-04-22.


Tuesday
Apr042017

Tachinid Fly

A male Linnaemya vulpina (Diptera: Tachinidae) with 2 missing legs.

Specimen caught on Roseberry Common, North Yorkshire, UK, on 2016-08-23.