Thread subject: :: A Fly in Search of Its Identity

Posted by Eric Fisher on 19-05-2006 22:39

Hi Stephen. I just joined this group, so now can comment on a couple of your nice photos. This one (from 18-09-2005!) is a Machimus sp. (probably notatus (Wied.)). Martin Hauser, my colleague at CDFA (Calif. Dept. Food & Agric.) has given you my ID on your recent, very nice photo of the Laphystia sp. from New Mexico. That fly seems to possibly be L. lanhami James, which
is an uncommon sp. Do you recall the exact date you saw this fly? Also, where at Mescalero Sands (... if it's a big place)? Thanks, Eric