Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 7

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,262
· Newest Member: yulrich
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· eklans< 5 mins
· RamiP< 5 mins
· Jan Maca00:31:39
· pierred01:09:12
· Darwyn Sumner01:16:44
· Paul Beuk01:25:03
· Juergen Peters01:46:01
· Maks S02:03:24
· FurkanEren02:23:07
· binturong02:49:24
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Diptera.info :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Tachinidae, Bithia sp. (Crete)
markop
#1 Print Post
Posted on 22-09-2008 15:22
User Avatar

Member

Location: Crete, Greece
Posts: 91
Joined: 13.10.06

I captured this fly two days ago, on 20-Sep-2008, in Crete, Greece, as it was feeding on Urginea maritima flowers. I'd say its size was about 5mm.

EDIT: My original size estimate was way off. Theo is right, its size must've been at least 8mm (compared to the flowers it's on). He identified it as Bithia sp. Thanks Theo!
markop attached the following image:


[88.68Kb]
Edited by markop on 24-09-2008 11:04
 
http://flickr.com/photos/markop/
markop
#2 Print Post
Posted on 22-09-2008 15:25
User Avatar

Member

Location: Crete, Greece
Posts: 91
Joined: 13.10.06

Another view:
markop attached the following image:


[65.04Kb]
 
http://flickr.com/photos/markop/
markop
#3 Print Post
Posted on 22-09-2008 15:27
User Avatar

Member

Location: Crete, Greece
Posts: 91
Joined: 13.10.06

Another view:
markop attached the following image:


[90.79Kb]
Edited by markop on 22-09-2008 15:27
 
http://flickr.com/photos/markop/
Zeegers
#4 Print Post
Posted on 22-09-2008 19:26
Member

Location: Soest, NL
Posts: 13713
Joined: 21.07.04

Loooks like a Dexiini, most likely Estheria or Billaea.
In which case it should have been 8 mm. at least...


Theo
 
markop
#5 Print Post
Posted on 23-09-2008 08:21
User Avatar

Member

Location: Crete, Greece
Posts: 91
Joined: 13.10.06

Thanks a lot Theo!

I know I suck at estimating sizes... Now that I look at the photos again, compared to the size of the flowers it's on, I'd say you're right, it must've been more than 8mm.
 
http://flickr.com/photos/markop/
Zeegers
#6 Print Post
Posted on 23-09-2008 21:46
Member

Location: Soest, NL
Posts: 13713
Joined: 21.07.04

ANd I suck at identifying.
Now I see them again, the jowls are much too narrow.
I should have gone for my first hunch, see the erect scutellar bristles!:

Bithia

Difficult genus (with longer proboscis)

Theo
 
markop
#7 Print Post
Posted on 24-09-2008 11:08
User Avatar

Member

Location: Crete, Greece
Posts: 91
Joined: 13.10.06

Thanks again Theo Wink

I see there is no Bithia in the gallery yet, so maybe I should submit one or two of these photos. Which ones do you think would be best?
 
http://flickr.com/photos/markop/
Zeegers
#8 Print Post
Posted on 24-09-2008 17:36
Member

Location: Soest, NL
Posts: 13713
Joined: 21.07.04

first and / or second, if you please,
last one looks like Phryxe (atypcial)


Theo
 
markop
#9 Print Post
Posted on 06-10-2008 14:57
User Avatar

Member

Location: Crete, Greece
Posts: 91
Joined: 13.10.06

OK. I submitted better versions (better post-processing and resolution) of the first two photos to the gallery:
http://www.dipter...to_id=3491
http://www.dipter...to_id=3492

You can also find a better version of the third photo here:
http://www.flickr...881817368/
 
http://flickr.com/photos/markop/
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Tachinidae-from Turkey Diptera (adults) 5 20-07-2019 00:53
Tachinidae Diptera (adults) 6 17-07-2019 14:12
[Tachinidae] Cylindromyia ID Diptera (adults) 4 16-07-2019 21:46
Gymnosoma rotundatum (Tachinidae) Diptera (adults) 4 16-07-2019 20:11
Tachinidae ID Diptera (adults) 3 15-07-2019 20:08
Date and time
20 July 2019 10:16
Login
Username

Password



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.

Paul
Donate
Please, help to make
Diptera.info
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
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

18.06.19 08:07
TumbsUp

14.06.19 22:21
Thank you Elisabeth Wink

12.06.19 13:47
NICE TO SEE YOU BACK STEPHANE!

11.06.19 14:22
Thanks to you also Paul.

04.06.19 13:15
But thanks!

04.06.19 13:14
Old? Young!

31.05.19 07:43
Congrats to 15 years old forum! TumbsUp

14.05.19 14:25
Thank you

Render time: 15.9 seconds | 140,613,306 unique visits