Do you sometime read posts on blogs and fora where people ask for ID assistance and get annoyed? You know the kind of thing – I took this photo of a bird and I don’t know whether it is a Blackcap or a Sacred Ibis, can you help? – it annoys me anyway. There are those that seem incapable of bothering to identify anything themselves and have 10,000 posts of laziness on line when if they looked in a book or interweb equivalent, they might learn something and stop pestering everyone with trivial ID requests. Anyway, be rest assured Dear Reader that the ID problem that I present does not fall into this category, absolutely not! My research has been thorough, concentrated and protracted. It has caused me to break the spine of my bug book as I have been thumbing so very vigorously, but obviously to no avail. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that my bug book is rubbish, or I haven’t got a clue. So here goes, it’s a fly, it flies around a sandy beach with loads of its mates and I don’t know what it is. Sorry to bother you and all that, what?