Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Challenging the cold, Geomyza sp.?
Posted by lynkos on 23-11-2005 17:46
Another from today's collection with continued apologies for the poor quality due to the low light (that's MY story!). Could it be a Geomyza?
Photographed near Rome, Italy, 23-11-2005.
Posted by Kahis on 23-11-2005 21:29
Oooh, very nice!:D Must be Geomyza
just as you said.
Posted by lynkos on 24-11-2005 06:37
And three! Three out of four is a personal record, I must be learning something after all ;), Sarah
Posted by Jan Willem on 24-11-2005 07:39
Before long you will be the expert giving advice to others. You seem to be learning quickly in a wide range of families. I have to admit that my knowledge is limited to a small number of families.
In this case you are indeed dealing with a member of the genus Geomyza
. It is a nice picture of the female of Geomyza tripunctata
. In southern Europe Geomyza tripunctata
often has a rather reddish thorax, but this specimen looks more like the ones we find in The Netherlands.
Posted by lynkos on 24-11-2005 12:26
Thanks Jan! I've got a LONG way to go yet, but it's great fun learning with the help of you all, Sarah