"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Soldierflies (Stratiomyidae) of Holme Dunes NNR

Banded General (Stratiomys potamida)     

Flecked General (Stratiomys singularior)

Flecked Snout (Nemotelus notatus)

Nemotelus notatus, Redwell Marsh, 18th July 2015 (note large central black spot on white, third abdominal termite)

Green Colonel (Oplodontha viridula)

Black Colonel Odontomyia tigrina

Barred Snout (Nemotelus uliginosus)

Broad Centurion (Chloromyia formosa)

Pachygaster atra

Four-barred Major (Oxycera rara)

Three-lined Soldier (Oxycera trilineata)

Yellow-legged Black (Pachygaster leach), Redwell Marsh, 18th July 2015 (note legs all pale, wings all clear)

Long-horned Soldier (Vanoyia tenuicornis), Redwell Marsh, 18th July 2015 (note long antennae, white, two-spiked scutellum, white mark to side of thorax and white markings on head)

Microchrysa flavicornis - https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/sets/72157632905174861/

Oxycera nigricornis - https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/sets/72157632881358745/

Fen Snout (Nemotelus pantherinus) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/sets/72157632905134481/

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