Thread subject: :: 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.

Thanks, Sarah

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

Hi Sarah,

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.

Jan Willem

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