Thread subject: :: Phasia pusilla, male? --> Phasia pusilla-Group

Posted by ukursawe on 12-05-2024 23:27


a few days ago I took a few pictures of a tiny black fly on a daisy in our garden and I think it may be Phasia pusilla or maybe P. barbifrons. Can that be confirmed/excluded from the attached image? Is there any chance to distinguish the two species?

Germany, Southern Bavaria, Garden in Munich (-West), some sort of Daisy, 09.05.2024, app. 3-4 mm

Greetings, Uli

Edited by ukursawe on 13-05-2024 21:05

Posted by Zeegers on 13-05-2024 20:08



Posted by ukursawe on 13-05-2024 21:05

Hi Theo,

thanks again. That seems to be a large group, even though many of the species do not occur here in Europe.

Greetings, Uli

Posted by Zeegers on 15-05-2024 16:44

Well, you have more species than published (I know), so there are several options.
Of which pusilla is still by far the most common.