Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Fly with thicker head
Posted by Volker on 31-07-2020 17:03
I've been finding this fly on peppermint a lot lately. Size is perhaps 6-7 mm. Its relatively thick head in relation to its body size is striking. Which species is it ?
Germany, Saarland, Bexbach, 31.07.2020, Absolute Altitude 250 m
Posted by Zeegers on 31-07-2020 17:49
So, please take care ! I see three different Sarcophagidae species !
Second one Miltogramma punctatum, third one possibly M. germari and first no idea.
Posted by Volker on 31-07-2020 18:11
The animals fly so fast. I thought I always photographed the same animal. :S The first perhaps Miltogramma punctata ?
Edited by Volker on 31-07-2020 18:18
Posted by Zeegers on 31-07-2020 19:57
No. Have a close look at the black spots on last tergite. They are all “very different” (that is, to Sarcophagidae standards)
Posted by Volker on 01-08-2020 06:28
Ok, many thanks for explanation.
Edited by Volker on 01-08-2020 06:28
Posted by Daniel Whitmore on 28-12-2020 23:25
I would say that the first and second photo are both M. punctata