Sighting

Jenny Holmes 6 Dec 2018

Chyromyia sp?

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Sighted 6 Dec 2018
Great Western Victoria

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Identifications

  • Jenny Holmes 6 December 2018
    Diptera
    (order)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera
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  • Jenny Holmes 9 December 2018
    Chyromyidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Chyromyidae
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Notes

  • Jenny Holmes 7 December 2018
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    Jenny Holmes says

    Thanks Tony. This one is now on the radar. It comes to glass on hot days. I am really hopeful of getting a much better photo. It would be good to see this genus/species recognised and described. (Before I die! :-) )

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  • Tony D. 7 December 2018
    Tagged With chyromyidae
    Tony D. says

    Thanks Jenny for the more than kind plug ;-) I agree that it looks very similar, and can't find anything to discount that family. Hope you find one again in a more conducive spot :-)

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  • Jenny Holmes 6 December 2018
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    Jenny Holmes says

    Apologies for inferior photo. Very difficult location and rather dangerous for the photographer! Identification gleaned from Tony D's brilliant "Insects of Tasmania" site. Tony's comments re this species "The genus is not listed for Australia, though What Bug Is That does mention its presence." https://sites.google.com/site/dipterabrachyceracyclorrhapha/suborder-brachycera/chyromyidae-golden-flies/genus-chyromyia

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