Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Lonchaeidae for ID, C Spain --> Silba adipata

Posted by Iain MacGowan on 18-11-2013 16:12
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Ah yes that helps - I did think that the aculeus (ovipositor) looked a bit like a Silba species but the plumose arista confirms that the specimen belongs to this genus. The most likely candidate in southern Europe is Silba adipata - the black fig fly - a well known pest of fig crops
info at :
http://lonchaeidae.myspecies.info/category/lonchaeidae-classification-and-species-info/lonchaeidae/lonchaeinae/silba/silba-adipata-195

hope this helps ......... Iain