Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Dark fly with reddish femur -> Bibionidae, Bibio cf. lanigerus
Posted by Karola on 30-01-2023 19:02
the size was less than 1 cm.
Germany, North-Rhine Westphalia, Mülheim, April 16th, 2021
Edited by Karola on 31-01-2023 12:09
Posted by Karola on 30-01-2023 19:03
Posted by tristram on 30-01-2023 19:05
Posted by Karola on 30-01-2023 19:09
Maybe I should have guessed it... More used to the more hairy species. Thank you.
Posted by John Carr on 30-01-2023 19:39
Posted by Karola on 30-01-2023 19:45
Posted by eklans on 31-01-2023 10:18
Hi Karola, I think, this female could be Bibio cf. lanigerus
- small species, thorax black
- wings brownish yellow, stigma hardly visible
- legs reddish
- halteres black
Posted by Karola on 31-01-2023 10:35
thank you for the hints. Bibio johannis
also looks similar, at least for my eyes.
Posted by eklans on 31-01-2023 10:46
Yes, but female B. johannis
have "wings nearly transparent, stigma distinct, pronotum centre black, sides reddish yellow..."
from BIBIONIDAE DE LA FAUNE BELGE - Jan Verbeke (Bruxelles)
Posted by Karola on 31-01-2023 10:55
Good to know, thank you!
Posted by Zeegers on 31-01-2023 21:21
There is an very extensibe thread on this topic on this forum, use the search.
Stigma is pretty black, for what it is worth…