Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Red frons in Muscidae
Posted by Johane on 09-12-2015 23:17
How common is it that Muscidae have a red or orange frons and in which genera/species does it occur?
Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 10-12-2015 06:13
the Muscidae with orange frons are extremely rare. It is one of the trick to distinguish them from Anthomyiidae. I think about Coenosia
, like C. testacea
, which has orange on anterior part of frons, the genus Atherigona
, and there are perhaps a few species in Coenosi-a (-ini)
that doesn't come to my mind so early in the morning.
Posted by Johane on 10-12-2015 11:02
The reason why I asked is this fly.
Is it C. mollicula?
Edited by Paul Beuk on 10-12-2015 11:24
Posted by Johane on 10-12-2015 15:44
It is not Coenosia mollicula or another Muscidae then?
Posted by Paul Beuk on 10-12-2015 17:22
I don't know. I know it is not Mycophaga testacea
because that has partly reddish scutellum, but I do not know about related species. I cannot for certain say that it is Muscidae, but looking further in the Anthomyiidae gallery there is also this picture of Pegomyia
. Oddly enough, the males of that species in the Gallery all have grey fore tibiae, the female's fore tibia is rather orange.
Anyway, I am venturing on thin ice as I know preciously little about Anthomyiidae...
Edited by Paul Beuk on 10-12-2015 17:27
Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 10-12-2015 19:51
The picture is very small, but I would say Anthomyiidae-Pegomya also.