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Chloropidae? O.frit.
Roger Thomason
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Posted on 21-12-2009 04:58
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Found this lot on a Buttercup type flower..I can see a Sciarid ? (behind the blade of grass) and little wasp, but was wondering if the tiny flies are Chloropidae. I think I can make out the Ocellar triangle..maybe some Oscinella sp. going by what's in the Gallery.
Sorry pics are bit duff...there was a LOT of sheep's crap around...and being a big woose, I didn't want to get COVERED IN IT.

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Edited by Roger Thomason on 19-11-2022 18:21
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Posted on 21-12-2009 05:01
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A little bit closer, but not much better...
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Posted on 20-08-2014 16:23
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All flies are Oscinella ?frit, Chloropidae.
Sincerely yours
von Tschirnhaus
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Posted on 19-11-2022 18:07

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Chloropidae, Oscinellinae: Oscinella frit (L., 1758), the frit fly, a dangerous pest of cereals including maize. As the fore-tibiae are not completely yellow, O. pusilla (Meigen, 1830) can be excluded. The hymenopteron is a parasitoid Chalcidoidea wasp.
Roger Thomason
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Posted on 19-11-2022 18:16
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Thank you once again for ID-ing photos of Chloropidae for me, and confirmin Sara's idea on O.frit!
She'll be surprised at getting it right Wink [kidding Sara]

Kindest regards

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