Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Tachinidae - Fausta nemorum
Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 20-05-2012 02:27
This fly was spotted in Serra do Caramulo in 2011.V.09. This is a Fausta nemorum. ID by Tschorsnig.
Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 20-05-2012 02:30
Posted by ChrisR on 20-05-2012 09:28
Odd, can you see a strong pteropleural bristle on this specimen? I think Fausta
should have it. Is it a male and can you extract the genitalia? :)
Edited by ChrisR on 20-05-2012 09:28
Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 20-05-2012 11:47
are you referring to sternopleuron(=katepisternum)? It has one strong bristle in there.
For genitalia, now it is impossible as the specimen is too bristly to extract it.
Posted by ChrisR on 20-05-2012 17:53
No, the pteropleuron is the area above the katepisternum and under the place where the wings attach. There is usually a patch of long hairs and sometimes long bristles. In my keys Fausta
should have a strong pteroplueral bristle that points out and backwards :)
Pity about the genitalia ... it's very helpful to extract them in all tachinids ;)
Edited by ChrisR on 20-05-2012 17:54
Posted by Zeegers on 22-05-2012 19:25
Haven't seen Fausta in 20 years (other than in my collection) !
Dorsal shot would be helpful, to see important features. (broad vertex, paucity of ACR brisltes)