Thread subject: :: Fly with patterned wings (Pattaya, Thailand)

Posted by sunnet on 11-08-2016 10:24

Hope someone can help to identify it. Thanks a lot!
It's about 8-9mm in length.

Edited by sunnet on 11-08-2016 10:25

Posted by John Carr on 11-08-2016 13:09

Reminds me of Euthera, family Tachinidae.

Posted by John Carr on 12-08-2016 02:14

Quoting Crosskey's review of Oriental Tachinidae:

Facial carina short and clearly differentiated from the epistome by an obvious
depression (epistome prominent and the excavation between it and the facial carina
very conspicuous in profile). Face bare and brilliantly shining. Wing with petiole
about twice as long as r-m ........ mannii Mik
Facial carina long and virtually reaching the epistomal margin (epistome not
prominent and not separated from the facial carina by a conspicuous depression
when seen in profile). Face thinly greyish pollinose, not shining and at most
appearing slightly polished only on the sharp anterior edge. Wing with petiole
about three times as long as r-m ....... tuckeri Bezzi

Posted by sunnet on 22-08-2016 06:21

Thank you again John.

Too bad the picture is not clear enough to check on the details. I will file it under Euthera sp. at the moment.

Edited by sunnet on 22-08-2016 06:22