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Posted on 18-07-2010 19:22

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From my garden. Only 2mm long. 2 individuals caught together. A family would be nice, a genus even better Smile
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Posted on 18-07-2010 19:23

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Posted on 18-07-2010 19:25
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best that I can do, expect someone else should be able to get you to genus.

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Posted on 18-07-2010 20:17
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This is either Chlorops or Thaumatomyia. I'd vote for Chlorops, because:
Thaumatomyia: scutellum flat and gena about half as wide as the third antennal segment is deep (lateral shots of the head are important to show the narrow gena);
Chlorops: scutellum rounded with no rim, gena wider related to width of third antennal segment, body usually less shiny and more dusted.
(Cp. discussion in http://www.dipter...ropid.html.)
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Edited by Sundew on 18-07-2010 20:33
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Posted on 19-07-2010 07:02

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The small size, form of the black frontal triangle and shining mesonotal stripes suggest Chlorops hypostigma.
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Posted on 19-07-2010 14:32

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Thanks very much Mark, Sundew & KWQ. That's much more than I had hoped for Smile
Edited by peterbolson on 19-07-2010 17:36
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