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Anthomyid flies at Brogo, NSW

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Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Anthomyiidae (family) at Brogo, NSW - 12 Sep 2017

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Anthomyiidae (family) 25 Sep 2017 Paul
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Anthomyiidae (family) 25 Sep 2017 Paul
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Musca domestica 16 Sep 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

3 comments

Paul wrote:
   25 Sep 2017
Sorry. I can't work this one out Max. The head and thorax suggest a Musca species and it looks like it's calyptrate. But the wing venation doesn't fit - your photos show vein M1+2 running straight ahead to join the wing apex. Whereas in Muscidae, Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae that vein bends and joins the apex close to vein R4+5. So have to leave it as Unidentified.
Paul wrote:
   25 Sep 2017
After a bit more research, I have a candidate family at least, Max. Flies in the family Anthomyiidae are a calyptrate fly like the Muscidae, Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae. But their wing venation is different - vein M1 is not curved forward distally but runs straight to the wing apex. Just like your fly! Most of the species have a distinctive white with black dots colouration. But a few have a thorax pattern like yours. I couldn't call the genus let alone species though.
   26 Sep 2017
Hi Paul, Thanks for your diligent efforts on this ID. If I get another shot at this fly, I'll try for better lighting and more detailed images of wing venation etc. I looked at Anthomyiidae images on line including a good wing venation illustration and I agree that it looks like a good match.

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