Is this a Common Housefly?

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NewForestTel
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Is this a Common Housefly?

Post by NewForestTel »

Whilst I have been a member on these forums for a few years I have not made many posts - so here goes.
I thought this was a common house fly when I caught it and "stilled" it with ethyl acetate. However on taking the macro stack shots I can now see that it has white bands across its back, Can anyone identify please?
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Canon 1Ds MKIII with Canon 100mm Macro f4.5 - Stack shot 80 x 200mu. Lighting 2 x Multiblitz 300 Profilite Studio Flashes both set at 25% output
Many thanks for any help and comments good or bad - all will be appreciated.
Terry
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Post by grgh »

Very nice shot.

any chance that we could see a shot from on top so as to see the back,
and the stripes in question.
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and photography.
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NewForestTel
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Post by NewForestTel »

Whoops - should have thought of that.
The specimen is still in place so will try and post an image later this week.
Thanks for your reply
Terry
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Post by Picosvistas »

I would have a guess at a Flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)?

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Post by NewForestTel »

Thanks Frank
I will try and upload another image later this week.
Thanks for looking
Terry
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Post by MarkSturtevant »

I think Picosvistas has the ID. But getting a more specific ID would be very difficult.
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