Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Opomyza petrei male? = yes
Posted by Jan Willem on 07-12-2021 13:19
Very late response:
It's always a bit tricky because I have also seen specimens of Opomyza germinationis
with a rather "petrei-like" abdomen. In those cases you see the stripes along the sides of the abdomen, but the area next to that stripe is not that convincingly orange/reddish. In your picture is looks rather orange/reddish, but in the smaller picture it isn't that convincingly orange/reddish.
For me the best I could make of this is Opomyza cf. petrei
Presence (O. petrei
) or absence (O. germinationis
) of hairs on the proepisternum should tell which species you are dealing with (not visible in the photos).