Thread subject: :: Sarcophaga africa ?

Posted by Tony Irwin on 08-12-2007 20:46

As Kahis says, it's certainly Sarcophaga subgenus Bercaea. My feeling is that the genitalia are close enough to be S. africa. There are minor differences to the africa I've seen, but that's not surprising. Although they are the best way to tell species apart, it's worth remembering that the genitalia can vary a bit. The skill is to know how much variation is "permissible"! I don't know of any other Bercaea in Israel - so I think it is safe to call this Sarcophaga (Bercaea) africa.