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Sunday, 15 January 2017

A new diptera family member for the patch

15th January 2017

    Last Sunday (8th) an unfamiliar fly entered the reserve visitor centre at NWT Holme Dunes, and today after mounting the specimen, and a few tweets of images sent out by Robert Smith the family was revealed to us by Ian Andrews (thanks Ian). Later I spent sometime trying to get to grips with my first diptera key! Anyway to cut a long story short Robert called me later to inform me it had already been identified on line thus putting me out of my misery. It turns out to be Suillia variegata and hopefully a new record for the site and area, for us at least.

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