Thread subject: :: Can't Find a Family Home for this fly from Suriname

Posted by Stephen on 25-03-2019 08:56

A friend who is a bee expert suggested Micropezidae. The Micropezid expert said no, but suggested Chironomidae. The Chironomid expert said no, but possibly a Tabanid (only a guess really, he added). No one will claim this poor fly.

Time to submit it to many experts at once here on

The place was Berg en Dal in Suriname, and the date 18 June 2014. Habitat was tropical forest, and the fly came to lights. Ideas?

Edited by Stephen on 25-03-2019 08:57

Posted by Paul Beuk on 25-03-2019 08:59

Chironomidae, I think

Posted by Tony Irwin on 25-03-2019 10:03

Yes, a chironomid female - has a look of Procladius

Posted by John Carr on 25-03-2019 11:32

If the fourth tarsomeres are swollen, it could be tribe Clinotanypodini.

Posted by Stephen on 25-03-2019 19:56

Such a strange fovea. It looks like someone shot a bullet through this poor fly. Haven't found that kind of fovea on other Chironomids.