Entries by Tristram Brelstaff (2954)

Tuesday
Oct032017

Muscid Fly

Head of a female Phaonia palpata (Diptera: Muscidae) with its unusually large maxillary palpi.

Specimen collected in the wood around Kings Meadow Tescos, Reading, UK, on 2017-09-23.

Thursday
Aug312017

Anthomyiid Fly

A female Hylemya sp (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), probably Hylemya vagans but Hylemya nigrimana females are very similar.

Specimen collected in The Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2017-08-27.

Monday
Aug282017

Pallopterid Fly

 

A male Palloptera muliebris (Diptera: Pallopteridae) with its distinctive wing-pattern.

Specimen collected in The Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2017-08-27,

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.