Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 5

· Members Online: 1

· Total Members: 4,127
· Newest Member: Bjarte
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· maxi6215Online
· Nosferatumyia< 5 mins
· Ruth Ahlburg00:08:49
· Newvilobicel00:12:22
· Lippo00:12:27
· Bjarte00:18:08
· Andrzej00:20:49
· John Carr00:50:40
· Justafly00:53:18
· kuv01:10:48
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Muscidae - Polietes ?
#1 Print Post
Posted on 29-08-2018 12:51

Posts: 121
Joined: 22.07.18


I observed this Diptera the 20th of August in Calais in the North of France. I think of a Muscidae, maybe a Polietes ? What do you think ?

Cordially maxime
#2 Print Post
Posted on 05-09-2018 21:27

Posts: 121
Joined: 22.07.18

Any idea ?
Nikita Vikhrev
#3 Print Post
Posted on 06-09-2018 17:56
User Avatar


Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 7831
Joined: 24.05.05

It is not Polietes. Most probably Helina
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
#4 Print Post
Posted on 07-09-2018 09:38

Posts: 121
Joined: 22.07.18

Thanks, now I think of a Helina evecta, what do you think ?
Nikita Vikhrev
#5 Print Post
Posted on 07-09-2018 16:34
User Avatar


Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 7831
Joined: 24.05.05

I can not understand are eyes hairy or not. Any other image?
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
#6 Print Post
Posted on 08-09-2018 21:16

Posts: 121
Joined: 22.07.18

Unfortunately, I don't have better pictures but the eyes don't seems hairy ?
#7 Print Post
Posted on 14-09-2018 18:29

Posts: 121
Joined: 22.07.18

#8 Print Post
Posted on 15-09-2018 14:09
User Avatar


Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1434
Joined: 15.10.16

Helina sp because necessary features are not discernible with this photo, such as, length of prealar versus second notopleural or length of aristal hairs. For the record, H. evecta is generally more stout than the fly in this photo.
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
#9 Print Post
Posted on 15-09-2018 14:54

Posts: 121
Joined: 22.07.18

Ok, thank you very much !
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Muscidae of Central Europe Interesting literature 12 12-12-2018 05:48
Anthomyiidae?=> Muscidae Diptera (adults) 3 10-12-2018 21:57
Muscidae > Musca autumnalis Diptera (adults) 3 10-12-2018 20:32
The Muscid Polietes lardarius?? Diptera (adults) 3 09-12-2018 22:29
Muscidae - Helina impuncta ? Diptera (adults) 6 07-12-2018 19:28
Date and time
12 December 2018 13:27


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.

10.12.18 00:08
Hello, I'm having a problem posting new threads, as the "No new Threads allowed..." is showing up on all of the forums. Is there some sort of thread limit I've exceeded?

03.12.18 11:19
SabineH: you have to be logged in to see "New Thread" in the right upper corner of each "forum" site. In the case of accidental logout you have to start over.

30.11.18 04:57
If anybody has any PDFs on Diptera of Southeast Asia I would love to have copies of them, mrgordonramel@yaho

29.11.18 20:13
Hello, tried to start a thread but upload did not work. And now I cannot find the button "New post" anymore. Please, help. Thanks

13.11.18 12:49
Hello Can any1 give me a contact email for Entomologie heute Thx

11.11.18 18:28
I don't have it, sorry

11.11.18 12:51
@Rafael_Carbonell What I would like is a pdf copy of Key to the Families of Diptera.

10.11.18 19:29
@Gordon, what exactly do you need? All the Oosterbroek literature is here:

09.11.18 15:56
Does anybody have a PDF of Oosterbroek they could email me? I had one but it didn't make it to Cambodia.

25.10.18 12:03
Da mayfly man is in da house!

Render time: 3.61 seconds | 137,472,571 unique visits