Thread subject: :: Cheilosia fraterna? -> canicularis group

Posted by treebeard on 10-06-2019 18:36

Slovakia, 9.06.2019, Great Fatra Mts., mountain valley, rather large Cheilosia

After complicated keying, I came into this species. Eyes seem to be bare (M.P.Veen key says "virtually bare in lower part", which may make hair invisible on photos), there is a small dark patch in the middle of tibia 3. There are no bristles on the scutellum but there are some on postalar cali. Hair on a thoraic dorsum are short and erect, abdomen is broad ("as broad as long" )

In the field the specimen looked very shiny.

Am I right with my ID?

Thank you for your opinions in advance


Edited by treebeard on 11-02-2024 21:04

Posted by treebeard on 10-06-2019 18:39


Posted by treebeard on 10-06-2019 18:40


Posted by treebeard on 10-06-2019 18:42

bristles on postalar lobes

Posted by treebeard on 22-08-2023 09:51

As there some active members here now, I will try to revive this older post. Maybe somebody has some idea.

Posted by Daniel97 on 29-09-2023 12:06

Hi treebeard,
unfortunately I cannot tell you the species for sure, but it reminds me of Cheilosia canicularis with the wavy hair on the anepisternum
I would guess it´s somwhere in the canicularis group ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

best regards Daniel

Posted by treebeard on 11-02-2024 21:01

Thank you Daniel,

you are right.

Meanwhile I came across some pictures of Ch. fraterna and it looks completelly different.