Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Elongated black fly ID
Posted by FRV on 11-10-2018 13:07
I have photographed this fly on a mushroom yesterday in Chambourcy, 20km West of Paris.
Length about 8-9mm. seems to be very attracted by mushrooms.
Any idea of its identity?
Posted by John Carr on 11-10-2018 14:34
Hymenoptera. I saw a similar wasp recently on a mushroom covered in Drosophilidae. I suspected it was one of the Braconidae that parasitize flies.
Posted by Ectemnius on 11-10-2018 14:35
Not everything with wings is a fly. The very long antennae and constricted abdomen and very small eyes in relation to the head and the large stigma in the wing all point to the order Hymenoptera. Probably a Braconidae…
Posted by FRV on 11-10-2018 14:45
Thank you Ectemnius and sorry for posting in the wrong place!