Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 5

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,966
· Newest Member: Mark
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Tetrao00:47:56
· bradbarnd01:20:35
· RE Niks02:53:04
· weia03:15:58
· John Schneider03:19:51
· cavedip03:54:14
· Juergen Peters04:17:31
· evdb04:35:20
· Joerg Schneider05:32:56
· Jan Maca06:05:17
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Unknown fly --> Scathophaga inquinata
Bernd Rottenburger
#1 Print Post
Posted on 28-09-2023 21:31

Location: 72160 Horb a.N. Germany
Posts: 185
Joined: 06.08.23

I spotted this approximately 10-12mm large fly in the forest on 28.09.2023 in Germany, Baden Württemberg.
What is it?

Thank you and best regards
Bernd Rottenburger attached the following image:

Edited by Bernd Rottenburger on 29-09-2023 08:15
Bernd Rottenburger
#2 Print Post
Posted on 28-09-2023 21:32

Location: 72160 Horb a.N. Germany
Posts: 185
Joined: 06.08.23

Bild 2
Bernd Rottenburger attached the following image:

Juergen Peters
#3 Print Post
Posted on 28-09-2023 21:35
User Avatar


Location: northwest Germany
Posts: 13764
Joined: 11.09.04

Scathophaga (suilla?).
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
Borgholzhausen, Germany
WWW: http://insektenfo...
Fred Fly
#4 Print Post
Posted on 29-09-2023 08:07

Location: Germany
Posts: 394
Joined: 19.07.11

Scathophaga spurca Meigen, 1826 is the valid name for Scathophaga suilla auct. nec (Fabricius, 1794). But this female has anterodorsal bristles on femur 3 and could not be S. spurca. My choice is S. inquinata.
Bernd Rottenburger
#5 Print Post
Posted on 29-09-2023 08:14

Location: 72160 Horb a.N. Germany
Posts: 185
Joined: 06.08.23

Hello Jürgen and Fred
Thank you for your information. Then I label the fly with Scathophaga inquinata.

Many greetings
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Unknown Fly Syrphidae 2 02-07-2024 07:41
Unknown Acalyptrate & fungi Diptera (adults) 5 27-06-2024 15:53
unknown platypalpus Diptera (adults) 8 16-06-2024 13:36
unknown chironomidae (male) Diptera (adults) 8 09-06-2024 18:40
Unknown Tachinidae (05.05.2024) Diptera (adults) 2 21-05-2024 17:22
Date and time
15 July 2024 03:51


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

11.07.24 13:59
Following up on the update provided by Paul on the donations received in 2024, I just made a donation. Follow my example Wink

07.03.24 01:01
Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

17.08.23 16:23

17.08.23 14:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 14:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 12:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 09:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 22:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 22:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 12:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

Render time: 1.00 seconds | 196,646,960 unique visits