Thread subject: Diptera.info :: [Ceratopogonidae] ---> Cecidomyiidae (Hong Kong) for i.d.

Posted by Clive Lau on 06-10-2021 14:36
#1

Found on the hind-leg of a local grasshopper (China mantispoides) [Orthoptera: Chorotypidae: Chininae]. I would be glad if the Genus name is known.

Edited by Clive Lau on 07-10-2021 00:14

Posted by Clive Lau on 06-10-2021 14:38
#2

Magnified

Posted by Clive Lau on 06-10-2021 14:38
#3

Wings

Posted by Tony Irwin on 06-10-2021 15:16
#4

I don't think this is Ceratopogonidae. The venation looks more like Cecidomyiidae (perhaps tribe Micromyini)

Posted by Clive Lau on 07-10-2021 00:15
#5

What a surprise to learn that it is probably a Cecidomyiidae fly! Don't know its member can be an ectoparasite of a grasshopper.

Posted by John Carr on 07-10-2021 17:52
#6

The fly eats fungus. It appears to be stuck to a strand of spiderweb.

Posted by Clive Lau on 08-10-2021 02:45
#7

Ic. Thank you Tony and John.