Friday, 3 April 2015

Horsing around

Horsetail anyway. Spring is definitely moving into another gear, albeit only 2nd

Swept a Sepsid fly from above some daffs yesterday, but unable to identify to species. Colyer and Hammond helpfully diagram male femurs for several species but it wasn't helpful in this case as I assume my fly is female. One species diagnostic is the presence of setae on the sides of the abdomen. The keen-eyed will notice that my specimen doesn't have an abdomen! I have no idea what happened to it - I assume it fell off in transition between pots somewhere.

Sepsidae - would have been first of the family on the reserve

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