Thread subject: :: Anthomyia from Herault (south France)

Posted by Mathieu michel on 01-04-2024 10:21

I found this fly in Béziers (Hérault - France). it resembles Anthomyia illocata, the presence of which in Europe does not seem assured to me.
Michel Mathieu : France : Béziers : 34500 : 31/03/2024
Altitude : 14 m - Taille : 7 mm
Réf. : 339610

Posted by eklans on 01-04-2024 12:01

I think it's a Limnophora obsignata (Muscidae)

Posted by Mathieu michel on 01-04-2024 15:51

Thank you, sorry for this mistake !
Michel Mathieu

Posted by evdb on 03-04-2024 15:29

I think L. obsignata is suppose to have 2 black presutural patches and 4 dc post, this one has only 3 dc post !

Posted by eklans on 03-04-2024 15:52

Hello Eugene, L. obsignata is not described in Gregor et al - so I "stole" it from your https://galerie-i...gnata.html. And I thought the patch (or 2 patches) close to the occiput are not visible on this photo (like some do in the above mentioned collection). 3 dc post are visible but I think before the last row there could be sockets of third, broken bristles?

Posted by evdb on 03-04-2024 16:15

Thanks anyway Eric.