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Rhinophoridae - Acompomintho lobata
Clive Lau
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Posted on 25-09-2010 13:44

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Most grateful if this fly (from Hong Kong) can be identified.
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Edited by Clive Lau on 28-09-2010 02:36
Clive Lau
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Posted on 25-09-2010 13:45

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Additional views of the head.
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Posted on 25-09-2010 14:00
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small calypters, long petiole - maybe a Rhinophoridae.
Liekele Sijstermans
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Posted on 25-09-2010 23:24

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It certainly looks like a Rhinophorid.

To my knowledge, very little has been published on oriental rhinophoridae.
I cannot find my copy of the catalog on oriental diptera on Rhinophoridae, which should contain the last information. Must have misplaced it.

Flies of China only mentions Rhinophoridae in family key.

Closer examination of specimen will be needed to identify it. Have you collected any male specimen?


Clive Lau
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Posted on 26-09-2010 00:23

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So far I have only a single female. Apparently no species of this family from the mainalnd of China has ever been reported. Taiwan has record of Acompomintho lobata Villeneuve, 1927.
Edited by Clive Lau on 26-09-2010 06:33
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Posted on 26-09-2010 11:24

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Though I agree it would key out to Rhinophoridae, I am not yet convinced it is not a Tachinid. If it is a Rhinophorid, it is very unusual.

Thomas Pape
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Posted on 27-09-2010 19:21

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This is indeed a rhinophorid, and it is a female of Acompomintho lobata. This species is known from Ryukyu Islands (Japan), South Korea, and Taiwan. There are very few Oriental rhinophorids, but apart from Acompomintho lobata we have Malayia with 1-2 species, Oplisa sp., Rhinomorinia longifacies [Nepal] and S. ceylonica [Sri Lanka]. Both Acompomintho and Malayia are "unusual" as compared to the European Rhinophoridae, and they are more reminiscent of the Australian species of 'Axiniidae', which I place in the Rhinophoridae.
Thomas Pape
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Posted on 27-09-2010 19:32

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I forgot to mention that A. lobata is known also from North Korea, and the Oplisa sp. I mentioned in my previous post is possibly O. pollinosa Kugler. Read more in the Palaearctic Diptera Manual and in Draber-Mo&#324;ko, A. (2007) First records of Rhinophoridae (Insecta, Diptera) from North Korea. - Fragmenta Faunistica 50 (2): 159164.
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Posted on 27-09-2010 20:22

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Right. I'm glad I formulated my contribution as I did.
By the way, shortly I hope to contribute to the knowledge of the genus Oplisa, subgenus Anoplisa. Stay tuned.

Clive Lau
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Posted on 28-09-2010 02:02

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Many many thanks for your identification.
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