Two flies that I think should be 'doable' from photos but I need some help please, both were from damp nutrient poor meadows rich in Dyers Greenweed and a good range of other plants.
Any thoughts welcome
This could be Nigrotipula nigra Sue. The angle of view is wrong to be able to see whether it is short- or a long-palped cranefly. The critical veins are not easy to see either. Another problem is the light reflected off the wings. N. nigra has dusky wings which are clearly visible in transmitted light. It also has a distinctive posterior ventral tab. The occurrence in this habitat would not be a surprise. Do you know if it has been recorded there before ??
The "tephritid" is a look-alike sciomyzid - Trypetoptera punctulata
thank you for the ID of the Sciomyzid no wonder I couldn't find it in the pictorial key.