Thread subject: :: Is it Drosophilidae?

Posted by Salah on 17-02-2016 21:09

Hi, any help to identify to family level at least.

Edited by Salah on 17-02-2016 22:08

Posted by Tony Irwin on 18-02-2016 00:12

Looks like Chloropidae

Posted by Salah on 18-02-2016 00:17

Thanks Tony. my specimen collected by baited trap using sardina to study diptera flies related to corpses in Libya.

Posted by von Tschirnhaus on 09-11-2022 21:00

Chloropidae, Oscinellinae: Surely a Siphunculina Rondani, 1856 species with broken off wings, very short bristles are typical. The species partly develop in excrements and are known as eye gnats (of the subtropical and tropical countries of the Old World). Such species are vectors of harmful bacteria. Swarms and resting aggregations have been reported.