Thread subject: :: hazel fly

Posted by Colin M on 05-09-2010 21:00

Hello. This photo was taken Aug 2 2009 in SW British Columbia, Canada. The fly is about 7-8 mm long and sitting underneath a hazel leaf (Corylus). Any clues on this fly?

Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 05-09-2010 21:27

Lauxaniidae : Minettia sp I would say.

Edited by Stephane Lebrun on 05-09-2010 21:28

Posted by Paul Beuk on 06-09-2010 09:05

Minettia fasciata group sp.

Posted by Colin M on 06-09-2010 17:12

Interesting, thank you both.

Posted by John Carr on 27-12-2013 03:16

The only known North American member of the species group is Minettia fasciata, probably accidentally introduced into the Pacific Northwest along with the invasive plant Sarothamnus scoparius.

Waloff, N. 1966. Scotch Broom (Sarothamnus scoparius (L.) Wimmer) and Its Insect Fauna Introduced into the Pacific Northwest of America. Journal of Applied Ecology 3(2):293-311