Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Tachinidae - Elodia morio
Posted by eklans on 10-06-2022 10:22
Hi Marion, I know the problems of photographing black flies - your photo is nearly perfect!
With the T&H key + translation by Rayner & Raper I think we see this:
ocellar bristles ≈ oi [not sure]
2nd arista segment > diameter
scutellum with apical bristles [but thin enough?]
r-m almost vertical on m
r-m to m-cu ≈ m-cu to bow
mid tibia: 1 ad
abdomen shiny black, without bands of dusting
tergites 3 & 4 with discals
+ hatched from a small Lepidoptera pupa
But I think it's wise to wait for the expert.
Edited by eklans on 10-06-2022 10:23