Thread subject: :: Oscinellinae (Chloropidae)?-->Clusiidae (cf. Hendelia)

Posted by guplox on 06-07-2023 04:17

Photographed very recently from Zhejiang China. Around 4mm in body length. Oscinellinae? Or something like Steleocerellus? Thanks as always.

Edited by guplox on 06-07-2023 14:58

Posted by John Carr on 06-07-2023 13:10

It is not Chloropidae. It has a complete subcosta, strong vibrissae, and a differently shaped antenna.

I was considering Sciomyzidae, but if that is a very strong vibrissa I see on the corner of the head it must be some other family.

Posted by guplox on 06-07-2023 13:21

Ah, yes, thank you John for pointing out the nuances. I'll take a look at other families. |t

Posted by Andrzej on 06-07-2023 13:56

Maybe a Hendelia species or other Druid-fly.

Posted by guplox on 06-07-2023 14:57

Hendelia sp. looks good. Thank you Andrzej for the suggestion! |t