Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Tephritis or Dioxyna?
Posted by Carnifex on 01-12-2022 21:18
Funny that two different but similar species sat on the same plant (the only Candula
in the garden).
Now, further questions arise:
I wouldn't be surprised if Matricaria
would not be the only host plant genus of T. nigricauda
, because M. chamomilla
is almost absent and M. discoidea
only sparsely distributed in the city.
That is of course under the assumption that it is in fact that species - because, Val, tell me if there is an invisible, but non-negligible 'cf' behind your ID, as I found this species-group mostly not to be IDed on species level, especially regarding my not-so-great photos.
Lastly, here are all the Tephritis
species so far found in my tiny backyard:
- T. neesii
(sitting on Leucanthemum
- T. formosa
- T. praecox
(see link above)
- one (yet) unidentified
An ID-request for a possible Dioxyna
is still awaiting its confirmation
Edited by Carnifex on 01-12-2022 21:20