Thread subject: :: Ephydridae

Posted by serenense7 on 01-05-2024 19:19

Thank you for that clarification.

I based myself on the British key available online from Drake (2006).

I had come to the same conclusion regarding the spots on the wings which didn't seem to me to match Philotelma.

On the other hand, I thought that we could not consider the legs as entirely black here (presence of a silvery pruinosity on part of the legs).

I find this individual very similar to photographs on the web for Scatella paludum, but the impression that the arista is plumose is problematic. Do you think this is a bad lead?