Thursday, 3 January 2013

Late December

Well, I had hoped to find quite a few flies during the month but poor weather and other commitments have kept the numbers down. Apart from the flies I collected at Denton Wood on the 6th and the winter gnat on the 8th, the only fly I have to report is a hoverfly, Eristalis tenax, female from Castle Ashby on 18th.

Tony White reported a tachinid, Macquartia grisea from Byfield Pocket Park.

I have not had chance to check all the Denton Wood flies yet but have found a Chloropid and a Mycetophilid of the genus Exechia. I do not have keys to take them any further.

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