Thread subject: :: a small fly among fallen leaves

Posted by Dmitry Gavryushin on 17-11-2005 18:15

This fly (quite small one, less than 2mm) was found among fallen leaves of Salix by the river, well within my town's boundaries.

Could anyone please suggest an ID?

Posted by Dmitry Gavryushin on 17-11-2005 18:17

Sorry, I forgot to indicate date/location:
Nov. 15, 2005, Naro-Fominsk, Moscow region, Russia.

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 17-11-2005 19:09


Posted by Paul Beuk on 17-11-2005 20:04

Chloropidae. You can very well distinguish the large ocellar triangle on the head. Cannot be mistaken for any other family.

Posted by Dmitry Gavryushin on 18-11-2005 08:22

Thanks a lot Paul,

Yeah I see that triangle clearly now. Next time should not be so lazy and check myself taking a look through the binocular microscope.