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Striped "fly" for id

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Offline JSW099

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« on: May 26, 2017, 12:08 PM »
Hi All,
 
Photographed this very smartly striped "fly" up in the Tejada´s, I thought it might be on of the horse flies(Clegs) due to its very large antenna, but eyes look too small. Have looked in my limited "insect books" but to no avail.

Obliged if you can help

Syd

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 14:40 PM »
ufff thats a tough one syd..... I'd start off with one of the Simulium species....... Have a google and see if anything looks familiar....
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 15:06 PM »
Thanks Clive, will do !  Syd

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 12:12 PM »
clive, I had a few hours trawling through the Simulium sp. and couldn´t find anything that closely resembles my photo, but I have looked at Tabanidae sp. and found Chrysops relictus. What do you reckon??
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 18:36 PM »
I don-t know.... It doesn-t really the images on this page.... http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/twin-lobed-deerfly
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2017, 23:05 PM »
That's a fact it doesn´t, so back to the drawing board!!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 18:26 PM »
hi,

It a fly called Dorycera. Without checking Im not sure of how many species there are in Spain, but definitely a Dorycera.

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 01:14 AM »
Andyj,
thanks for the reply, will have a browse at the species and alter my records accordingly

regards

syd