Thread subject: :: Tachinidae. cadzand-bad, Netherlands

Posted by Paul Hoekstra on 27-09-2022 21:56

Which genus/species could it be? It has quite distinctive genitalia. If necessary I can dry them and take additional photos. 2 males in a yellow pan trap, eind of April 2022, Cadzand-Bad, Netherlands.

Thanks for any reply.

Posted by Zeegers on 28-09-2022 07:45

A male Phorocera.


Posted by Paul Hoekstra on 04-10-2022 17:39

Thank you! With Tschnorig I key it to Phorocera assimilis.

Posted by Zeegers on 04-10-2022 21:20

but the scutellum is totally dark ?

Posted by Paul Hoekstra on 17-10-2022 09:17

I looked again at the flies, I am sorry, I misread Tschornig, tergite 2 is dorsally not hollowed to the edge which leads to Phorocera obscura not P. assimilis and yes the scutellum is totally dark.

Thanks for your help

Posted by Zeegers on 17-10-2022 15:55

Sounds right !