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    Novagrade Olympus adapter with TG-5

    Update on this product after a year of use: I'm now using this to hold my camera steady up to the eyepiece of my microscope where it serves it purpose perfectly well if using the macro stacking function, so not a waste of money after all.
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    Preston, Lancashire - Oct 2020

    There's an interesting paper about this trait. "EVOLUTION OF WING REDUCTION IN CRANE FLIES (DIPTERA : TIPULIDAE), GEORGE W. BYERS"
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    Preston, Lancashire - Oct 2020

    I'd say Tipula pagana, females have reduced wings which are quite a distinctive feature shared by only a couple of other species amongst the British Tipulidae
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    Last ID required! (Cambs, UK)

    The yellow markings in Scaeva tend to be more comma like, the genus is generally also very different in size with Eupeodes much smaller. You will also see a difference in the frons with Scaeva having a large inflated frons.
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    To ringers that catch Pigeons and Doves (UK)

    Earlier this year I found a species of fly, Pseudolynchia canariensis (Hippoboscidae) aka the Pigeon Louse Fly, which appears to be the first record for Britain. It would be good to know whether or not this species is found throughout the country - which is plausible due to the low level of...
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    Microscope advice

    The first microscope I had was an apex explorer plus and it worked really well for a basic microscope https://www.apexmicroscopes.co.uk/apexexplorerplus.html
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    last batch from my garden in Lancashire

    Yes you're correct with E. tenax for both 1 and 4. The dark swollen hind tibiae are a good giveaway for this species
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    Various ID (UK)

    Taking into consideration the width of the frons I would say Lucilia sericata - If you use Irecord to log these sightings then the record would be confirmed, or otherwisem, by the National Recording Scheme organiser
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    Novagrade Olympus adapter with TG-5

    I've been using the Novagrade 40.5mm Digiscoping Adapter for Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-Series Digital Cameras. My camera is the Olympus TG-5 and I have using the adapter with Celestron Regal M2 100 ED Spotting Scope. Here are my thoughts. The product is well made and sturdy, this is about it...
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    Three new London ticks

    Should be able to find little Owl in Richmond Park
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