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a curious fly

A couple of days ago Gordon Jarvis sent me a photograph of this curious fly from near Peasmarsh church which he had correctly identified as Lophosia fasciata, recognised by the brown shading on the wing coupled with the expanded triangular antennae. This uncommon species is one of my beloved parasitic flies, in this case attacking various shieldbugs and the like. As this was a species I had always wanted to see, I went to the same spot the next day and found another one! Thanks Gordon.



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I saw a Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria) around gorse bushes on the outcrop up to the remains of WW2 battery emplacement near Pett/Cliff End. Orange wings obvious in flight, at rest jagged white stripes on black background.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Bugden

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