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Wednesday
Nov122014

Heleomyzid Fly

An orange fly with unusually long aristae, probably a male Eccoptomera sp, possibly Eccoptomera longiseta (Diptera: Heleomyzidae), but there is at least one other member of that genus with long aristae.

A close-up view of the side of the head:

The side of the thorax:

And a dorsal view of the thorax:

Specimen taken in Dinton Pastures, Winnersh, near Reading, UK, on 2014-10-11.

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