Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 1

· Members Online: 1

· Total Members: 4,265
· Newest Member: Kiliensecte
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· CarnifexOnline
· Maks S< 5 mins
· FurkanEren00:30:05
· pat_der200300:37:24
· libor00:43:26
· anto01:19:55
· Reimund Ley01:39:24
· Tony Irwin01:51:08
· Nikita Vikhrev01:55:00
· piros02:00:23
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Can anyone ID this fly, please?
Kate Nightingale
#1 Print Post
Posted on 20-01-2019 15:32

Location: Cropston, Leicesetrshire
Posts: 6
Joined: 14.09.15

This tiny fly (maximum 2 or 3mm long) appeared in my Leicesetrshire (UK) garden on several sunny days throughout October 2018, resting on different plants. I have tried to identify it without success, and am not even sure of the Genus. I have never seen this before. Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.
Kate Nightingale attached the following image:

Edited by Kate Nightingale on 21-01-2019 15:13
#2 Print Post
Posted on 20-01-2019 18:07
User Avatar


Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2903
Joined: 18.10.07

No spaces and capital letters in your file name
Example: File name is wrong, but filename is good.
And the photo had to be under 300 kilobite

Kate Nightingale
#3 Print Post
Posted on 21-01-2019 15:14

Location: Cropston, Leicesetrshire
Posts: 6
Joined: 14.09.15

Thank you. I have now successfully uploaded the photo - which apparently had been too large.
Jan Maca
#4 Print Post
Posted on 21-01-2019 15:24

Posts: 198
Joined: 25.03.10

Acletoxenus formosus. A rather uncommon species, and there is a good news for your garden - the larvae of this fly are predators of Aleurodoidea.
Kate Nightingale
#5 Print Post
Posted on 21-01-2019 15:52

Location: Cropston, Leicesetrshire
Posts: 6
Joined: 14.09.15

Thank you very much for your help. Mystery solved!
Jump to Forum:
Date and time
23 July 2019 13:02


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.

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

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

14.06.19 22:21
Thank you Elisabeth Wink

12.06.19 13:47

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

Render time: 2.35 seconds | 140,656,952 unique visits