Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Fly ID (3) > Microsoma exiguum (male)

Posted by Maks S on 14-04-2019 00:07
#1

Would it be possible to ID the family/genus? Photos taken on 12.04.2019 in Kraków.


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Edited by Maks S on 14-04-2019 17:26

Posted by John Carr on 14-04-2019 00:34
#2

Strongygaster?

Posted by Zeegers on 14-04-2019 09:58
#3

Something like that. I am thinking male Microsoma exiguum.

Theo

Posted by Maks S on 14-04-2019 17:25
#4

Thank you both for your help. :)

Posted by Zeegers on 14-04-2019 18:52
#5

Check the gallery for Microsoma and Strongygaster... abdominal pattern confirms Microsoma.

Tho

Posted by Maks S on 14-04-2019 19:11
#6

Thanks. Checked the gallery and I'm positive about it being Microsoma not Strongygaster.
I also had a look at the checklist for Poland and found only two species from the genus: M. exiguum and M. exigua. Are these now synonyms and if not is it possible to ID my fly to species level?

Posted by John Carr on 14-04-2019 22:08
#7

Maks S wrote:
Thanks. Checked the gallery and I'm positive about it being Microsoma not Strongygaster.
I also had a look at the checklist for Poland and found only two species from the genus: M. exiguum and M. exigua. Are these now synonyms and if not is it possible to ID my fly to species level?


Exiguum and exigua are the same. Microsoma is neuter (Greek soma = body) and exiguum is an adjective which should agree with its noun.

Posted by Maks S on 14-04-2019 22:16
#8

Thank you very much for the info, John.