Fly / Gnat / MosquitoMelangyna sp.

Hover Fly at Brogo, NSW

Melangyna sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Jan 2017

Identification history

Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna sp. 8 Sep 2017 KerriLee155
Fly / Gnat / Mosquito Melangyna viridiceps 8 Sep 2017 KerriLee155
Unidentified 7 Sep 2017 JackieMiles1K

4 comments

KerriLee155 wrote:
   8 Sep 2017
A bit tricky to tell in the image, due to the reflection and the slight graininess, but I think the bands are actually separate at the midline ... making it a match for Melangyna viridiceps ... but see my other notes ... could be M.collatus, so let's take it just to genus at this stage
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   8 Sep 2017
Rats, I just renamed all our previous images as viridceps yesterday!
KimPullen wrote:
   18 Oct 2017
I find it tricky to decide whether to take the safe option and leave something at genus level only, or take it to species knowing that I can't really see enough to be 100% sure. I often opt for the species name, but I don't have any problem if others prefer to leave something at genus only. In the major collections I've been fortunate to have access to, I've seen enough misidentifications and name changes to realise that nothing is set in stone.
KerriLee155 wrote:
   18 Oct 2017
I agree Kim - either approach is fine. And, yes, that's an important take-home message ... we don't have to be 100% confident to 'call' something, and identifications can always be reviewed in the future. Cheers!

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.762771-36.577255
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Jan 2017 Recorded on
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