Thread subject: :: Periscepsia carbonaria? = yes

Posted by johnes81 on 11-09-2019 13:31

Berlin - September, 2019 - 3.8 mm

Hello everyone,

I think that this species is Periscepsia carbonaria. I definitely see upright bristles on the scutellum. I originally thought that it was a Rhinophoridae but the antennae don't match.

Best wishes,

Edited by johnes81 on 13-09-2019 19:51

Posted by Zeegers on 13-09-2019 18:06

The question is not whether there are bristles present on dorsum of scutellum, but how many. I cannot tell. That said, the discal bristles are lacking, which settles it as Periscepsia carbonaria. A species well known to be active into October


Posted by johnes81 on 13-09-2019 19:51

Thank you, Theo. I can only see one upright bristle in my lateral photos. I'd need to look at the specimen under the microscope to see clearly. It was found hanging out with Coenosia atra on a stonewall by a pond. I can always add a lateral photo if you wish to see more.

Best wishes,

Posted by johnes81 on 13-09-2019 21:40

adding a lateral shot for closure.