Friday, 31 July 2015

No Flies on Rob


Some flies are quite interesting. There is a report that one such beast, Rhaphium pectinatum, last recorded in Richmond, Surrey in 1868 and thought to be extinct, has been found by a fly enthusiast called Rob Wolton in the Devon Wildlife Trust's Old Sludge Beds Nature Reserve (http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jul/31/first-sighting-for-150-years-of-fly-thought-to-be-extinct). Congratulations to the fly for staying under the radar for such a long period and congratulations to Rob for being able to recognise it!

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