Thread subject: :: Melanophora roralis, female? --> confirmed

Posted by ukursawe on 22-05-2024 16:35


currently, a lot of these small black flies can be observed at the (outside) walls of our house. probably because there are a many woodlice in the cracks at the bottom of the walls.
They are pretty nervous, but this specimen stayed at the same spot long enough for me to take a picture. I think it could be Melanophora roralis. I am not sure, if it is male or female, but I think the wing tip pattern indicates, its a female. Is that correct?

Germany, Southern Bavaria, Munich (-West), outside wall, 21.05.2024, app. 6 mm

Greetings, Uli

Edited by ukursawe on 22-05-2024 18:21

Posted by eklans on 22-05-2024 18:14

Hi Uli, female Melanophora roralis is correct.

Posted by ukursawe on 22-05-2024 18:20

Hi Eric,

thank you very much for the confirmation.

Vielen Dank & viele Grüße,