Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Ephydridae Kenya->cf. Cestrotus (Lauxaniidae)
Posted by nielsyese on 18-03-2023 11:34
I saw this fly in a collection and was interested what it could be, so I took some pictures. It is from Kenya and I am not familiar with Afrotropical Diptera, but I think it is an Ephydridae. Any ideas?
Edited by nielsyese on 19-03-2023 20:12
Posted by nielsyese on 18-03-2023 11:39
Posted by nielsyese on 18-03-2023 11:40
Posted by Tony Irwin on 18-03-2023 12:22
There appear to be no costal breaks, which would exclude Ephydridae. The very deep genae remind me of Cestrotus
, so I suggest that genus or another lauxaniid.
Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 18-03-2023 20:19
is very common in Africa
Posted by nielsyese on 19-03-2023 20:13
Thank you both! I like the wing pattern.