Thread subject: Diptera.info :: [Palloptera quinquemaculata f - Pallopteridae]
Posted by Christine Devillers on 04-04-2010 20:48
Is it Homoneura sp.
About 7 mm, Spa, Belgium, 15-05-2009.
Edited by Christine Devillers on 06-04-2010 11:02
Posted by Christine Devillers on 04-04-2010 20:49
Posted by rvanderweele on 04-04-2010 21:07
Beautiful fly. I had to think about a Minettia inusta! I never collected this species myself. It is indeed a very pretty fly.
Posted by Stephen R on 04-04-2010 21:24
Can this be Lauxaniidae, with diverging post-verticals? I wondered about Pallopteridae. Probably wrong of course ;)
Edited by Stephen R on 04-04-2010 21:26
Posted by rvanderweele on 04-04-2010 21:37
True, Stephen, reading Lauxaniidae, I stopped being critical. I just looked at the wing....and think M. inusta. I don't know Pallopteridae well, let`s wait for the specialists and let them decide which Palloptera it is.
Posted by Jan Willem on 05-04-2010 00:13
Yes Pallopteridae. Lauxaniidae have wings without costal break. Looks like Palloptera quinquemaculata
Posted by Christine Devillers on 05-04-2010 11:34
Thanks a lot, with that picture of the ovipositor can you be sure it is a female of Palloptera quinquemaculata
(or just looks like quinquemaculata
Posted by Jan Willem on 05-04-2010 23:11
Yes it is Palloptera quinquemaculata
:). So Pallopteridae, not Lauxaniidae.
Edited by Jan Willem on 05-04-2010 23:12
Posted by Christine Devillers on 06-04-2010 11:08
Thanks Jan :)
I don't see Palloptera quinquemaculata
in the gallery, so I'll add those pictures.