Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy

Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy
In this post I showed a species of Trichophora determined by Monty Wood. During a visit to the BMNH I discovered that there were no similar Trichophora spp. in their collection but in the same drawer I found Diaphanomyia aurifacies, which seems a very good fit … and this is obviously closely related to Trichophora. ...

Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy (pe-taxon #07)

Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy (pe-taxon #07)
Another member of the Tachininae – presumably related to the Epalpus group because it hasn’t got any palps. This is the larger of the 3 specimens in this sample (at about 1cm) and so they are all relatively small for this group of flies. EDIT (Monty Wood, 26/9/2010): This is a group of Trichophora sp. ...