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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 16 7:49 am    Post subject: Insects on stinkhorn  Reply with quote    

There was a stinkhorn in the yard yesterday, with most of the black spore bearing part gone, but there were still plenty of flies round it. Some of them, some of which were mating, were red bodies with longer black wings. I will try to find out what they are, but anyone any ideas please. I prefer to stick to flowers as they have the decency to stay put while you identify them.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 16 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have done a bit of hunting through pictures, but can't find your red-bodied, black winged creatures. Are you certain they were flies?

Henry

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 16 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, but they looked like flies. The wings seemed to protrude beyond the body, and I don't think any beetle does that.

Thanks for trying to identify them Buzzy. I tried and failed too.

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