Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Dryomyzidae - Neuroctena anilis? Yes, thanks Roger.
Posted by Stephen R on 20-09-2009 15:24
I think Paul sent this one as a test before deciding to banish me to a remote island in the North Atlantic along with the other troublemakers. It appeared on the kitchen window on Friday (but made no effort to help with housework - something about a contract or an indemnity I think).
I spotted that it wasn't Lauxaniidae this time (long anal vein, divergent post-verticals) and stumbled through the keys before arriving at this. I nearly ended up in Sciomyzidae (Tetanocera arrogans) but couldn't reconcile the lack of femoral bristles. Have I learnt anything at all in the last few months? Next time I'll take a face profile!
Edited by Stephen R on 20-09-2009 15:48
Posted by Stephen R on 20-09-2009 15:25
Posted by Stephen R on 20-09-2009 15:27
View from the garden:
Posted by Roger Thomason on 20-09-2009 15:42
Who you calling a troublemaker...this is exteremely difficult to type while wearing a strait-jacket, so I'll keep it short...Yes it is N.anilis
Posted by Stephen R on 20-09-2009 15:50
Phew, that's a relief. Wasn't looking forward to a diet of rotting seaweed.