Thread subject: :: Two different Cylindromyias (Tachinidae)? (14.09.21) --> C. brassicaria group

Posted by Juergen Peters on 15-09-2021 20:34


two years ago I had my first encounter with the genus Cylindromyia here (northwest Germany), two individuals in about 2 weeks. They were identified by Theo Zeegers as Cylindromyia brassicaria.

Yesterday I found the genus again on camomile flowers next to a path between acres. Length about 10 mm.
It was conspicuous, that one individual had a continuous stripe on its abdomen, the other not. Different species, a gender difference or simple variation?

Here also a little video of one of the flies cleaning its legs:

Edited by Juergen Peters on 15-09-2021 23:11