Thread subject: Diptera.info :: In box flowers - Mycetophilidae ?
Posted by cmherrera on 16-09-2020 16:37
Just a confirmation of the family would help me a lot.
Sierra de Cazorla, Jaén province, southeastern Spain. 25 March 2020.
Feeding on nectar of box (Buxus sempervirens) flowers, and apparently transferring pollen and behaving as a legitimate pollinator.
Edited by cmherrera on 16-09-2020 16:44
Posted by cmherrera on 17-09-2020 12:36
Another view from the same individual
Posted by eklans on 17-09-2020 15:07
Hi, from what I can see, it could be Greenomyia mongolica. A lateral shot may help to be sure.
Posted by cmherrera on 17-09-2020 16:03
Thanks Eric !
This is the best (horrible, actually) lateral shot I have
Posted by eklans on 17-09-2020 17:08
Good enough to exclude Greenomyia with coxa I and II black.
Wings with dark patches, antenna base yellow? Dynatosoma?
Posted by cmherrera on 17-09-2020 17:15
Thanks Eric. A pity that I couldn't get better photos
Posted by Paul Beuk on 18-09-2020 10:42
Wing venation is consistent with Leia
Posted by cmherrera on 18-09-2020 19:32
Thanks Paul !