Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Thaumatomyia (?) with unusual coloration
Posted by Carnifex on 05-06-2022 18:51
Is this a normal (maybe freshly emerged) Thaumatomyia notata
or s.th. else?
In a garden in Vienna, early June.
Posted by Carnifex on 07-06-2022 22:31
anybody can confirm at least genus is correct (and not Chlorops
or s th else?
Posted by Tony Irwin on 08-06-2022 10:52
It does look like a female Thaumatomyia notata
, but I don't know why the abdomen is so white.
Posted by von Tschirnhaus on 19-11-2022 13:16
Chloropidae: Thaumatomyia notata (Meigen, 1830) female; confirmed. It ingested honey dew or another fluid. The species is known to suck up repellent orange exsudates of Agelastica alni (Chrysomelidae), too, published by my deceased teacher Prof. Pschorn-Walcher.