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

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

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.