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