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Some anonymous looking Antho seen on my greenhouse yesterday. 4-5mm-ish
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One for Stephen! Smile
Sincerely yours
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Oké...I am not Stephen, but looking at this one for some time, I still have doubt what it could be.
Botanophila of Delia
The long pv + av on the hindtibia and strong av on the midtibia makes it not easy.
Maybe Stephen can give his opinion.....
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I'm not sure about the face, the rest looks like Paradelia intersecta.

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Paradelia has only 2 pd and 1 av on the hindtibia
This one has 3 pd and 2 av....Smile
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I had a long look at this and decided to leave it to my betters Cool
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29.09.15 09:12
For Idiohelina, 3 Malloch's papers, Exotic Muscaridae III, XV, and XXXV

22.09.15 11:34
Species with mouth parts that appear to be 'similar', like Sargus, do feed on honeydew. I have never seen Hermetia in nature...

18.09.15 17:42
Thanks Paul, some sites report that it don't have functional mouth part, other sites say it feed nectar, some publications say it "probably" feed nectar and it's a pollinator.

18.09.15 11:57
Sounds like it might be. Do sites that 'say not' state that they do feed or don't they mention anything?

14.09.15 20:42
Question: is it true that the Hermetia illucens don't have functional mouth part? Some sites say yes and some other say not. It's a bit confused. Thanks Smile

30.08.15 16:23
looks like it! Grrrr.

29.08.15 15:14
Fauna Europaea unavailable again!?

28.08.15 22:58
I'm searching a Muscidae pdf for the New Zealand fauna (Idiohelina genus), I hope someone can help me with a link, thanks in advance!

23.08.15 19:58
Thanks Paul, I'll do it Wink

21.08.15 14:52
Send a PM to Gunnar. Wink

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