Thread subject: :: Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga s.l.

Posted by Zeegers on 22-04-2020 08:02

Hi Tamas

It is impossible t see these hairs from general habitus pictures.
They are pretty small and moreover, only visible in the proper angle of view.
Agria is more “Muscid-like”: shorter body and different shifting pattern on abdomen. Difficult to describe, but one you have a real Agria, you inmediately see what I mean. Like you see that Brachycoma is not a Sarcophaga.

Agria are generally relatively rare, so you can assume any Sarc to be a Sarcophaga sl., unless ......