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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 18th October 2020, 17:53
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Ficedula
not from a single shot, least not by me,...

not from a single shot, least not by me, Lissonota are common and diverse and most I find exceedingly difficult to name from specimens let alone a photo.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 18th October 2020, 17:28
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Ficedula
Ichneumonidae, possibly Banchinae?

Ichneumonidae, possibly Banchinae?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 30th September 2020, 08:07
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Ficedula
correct and the Eristalis probably tenax

correct

and the Eristalis probably tenax
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 28th September 2020, 12:03
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Ficedula
To species? imo not a hope. best I can do is #1...

To species? imo not a hope.

best I can do is
#1 probably Lucillia (but not sure Muscidae can be ruled out)
#2 Pollenia
#3 Probably Calliphoridae
#4 Muscidae
#5 Pollenia
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 24th September 2020, 15:46
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Ficedula
Mesembrina meridiana

Mesembrina meridiana
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 15th September 2020, 08:59
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Ficedula
For confident ID you need to photograph the...

For confident ID you need to photograph the sternites. But I think this is inanis.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 15th September 2020, 08:57
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Ficedula
I agree, of the 4 GB Ormyrus this is the only one...

I agree, of the 4 GB Ormyrus this is the only one I have seen and it is very common. The other three species do not have such elongated abdomen tip.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 13th September 2020, 09:39
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Ficedula
female

female
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 9th September 2020, 18:10
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Ficedula
I disagree, females of these two species are...

I disagree, females of these two species are easily identified.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 6th September 2020, 09:30
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Ficedula
except Sphaerophoria loewi & rueppellii which are...

except Sphaerophoria loewi & rueppellii which are distinctive. Old keys do claim scripta can be identified on wing v body length but I doubt this has been sufficiently researched.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 6th September 2020, 09:20
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Ficedula
I too was worried about the abdomen shape, but...

I too was worried about the abdomen shape, but arcuata is readily ruled out on antennal proportions. verralli is the confusion species but I decided elegans look closer, although I wouldn't put any...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th September 2020, 18:27
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Ficedula
Not by me, and nor can 1. note the agg. P....

Not by me, and nor can 1. note the agg. P. scutatus is a complex of three species only identifiable as males.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th September 2020, 15:25
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Ficedula
That's about as far as I would go too

That's about as far as I would go too
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th September 2020, 15:22
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Ficedula
1 - The only pic I have of this small elusive...

1 - The only pic I have of this small elusive hoverfly. Platychirus scutatus agg.
2 - Another hoverfly. I have other pics but this one I think shows the relative parts required. I just can't find it!...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th September 2020, 15:18
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Ficedula
Ichneumonidae - probably Banchinae but need...

Ichneumonidae - probably Banchinae but need better photo to get to genus with any confidence.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th September 2020, 15:15
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Ficedula
I would be cautious with the Melangyna, few key...

I would be cautious with the Melangyna, few key features visible.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 31st August 2020, 14:57
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Ficedula
Scaeva pyrastri, melanistic female

Scaeva pyrastri, melanistic female
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 25th August 2020, 13:11
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Ficedula
No, Mayfly, Ephemeroptera

No, Mayfly, Ephemeroptera
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 23rd August 2020, 11:12
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Ficedula
Probably Macrosteles but need to dissect to name...

Probably Macrosteles but need to dissect to name to species.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 19th August 2020, 15:59
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Ficedula
Interesting exercise, and suggests to me that...

Interesting exercise, and suggests to me that comparing photos with photos in a Brock or similar just doesn't work, leastways not to species level. These are B. pascourum and terrestris.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 19th August 2020, 14:54
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Ficedula
nobilis is correct, just variation

nobilis is correct, just variation
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 19th August 2020, 14:50
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Ficedula
Not Osmia, this is Megachile sp

Not Osmia, this is Megachile sp
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 16th August 2020, 14:36
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Ficedula
Are you sure that's not Orobanche ?

Are you sure that's not Orobanche ?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 12th August 2020, 06:43
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Ficedula
Ha that figure is well out of date!

Ha that figure is well out of date!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 11th August 2020, 14:33
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Ficedula
Really you need much better photos to go to...

Really you need much better photos to go to species, even at genus level I would only say tentatively Musca and Eriothrix
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