pun_logo

The Society for the study of flies (Diptera)

Affiliated to the British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS)

You are not logged in.

#1 2018-09-29 00:20:33

rcv_omg
Registered user
Name: Array Array
Registered: 2018-09-29
Posts: 2

Diptera ID - Scyomizidae?

Hi,

I hope, you can give me a hint which diptera is shown on my picture.

Thanks
Rodolfo


Uploaded Images

Last edited by rcv_omg (2018-09-29 00:22:58)

Offline

 

#2 2018-09-29 13:40:25

Tony Irwin
DF Members
Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 764

Re: Diptera ID - Scyomizidae?

It looks a bit like Platycephala (Chloropidae), but it would help to know where this specimen came from.

Edit: I have just seen your Diptera.info post, so we know it is from coastal wetlands, South Pacific. Could you be more precise with the locality, please? The South Pacific is quite a big area! wink

Last edited by Tony Irwin (2018-09-29 13:43:53)

Offline

 

#3 2018-09-30 03:10:22

rcv_omg
Registered user
Name: Array Array
Registered: 2018-09-29
Posts: 2

Re: Diptera ID - Scyomizidae?

I have reviewed it and if it is a chloropidae, it is a wetland located on the coast of Lima - Peru
Thanks

Last edited by rcv_omg (2018-09-30 03:10:48)

Offline

 

#4 2018-09-30 11:16:45

Tony Irwin
DF Members
Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 764

Re: Diptera ID - Scyomizidae?

It does look rather like Ectocephala, which is well-represented in the Neotropics. Not a genus that I am familiar with, and the swollen hind femora are not typical, as far as I know, but the head shape is closer to it than to Platycephala. In any case, I don't think Platycephala occurs in South America.

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
© Copyright 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson