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Dolichopodidae - Drosophila sp. for further ID
Clive Lau
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Posted on 16-04-2021 02:50

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The specimen is collected from Hong Kong on 12 April 2021. Is it possible to identify this species?
Clive Lau attached the following image:

Jan Maca
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Posted on 16-04-2021 07:02

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Drosophila (subg. Sophophora), melanogaster group. Many species in China, mostly impossible to determine from pictures. Please correct the family name.
The folkowig paper could help you:
Zhang, W., Chen, H., Peng, T., & Lin. F. 1996: Drosophilidae. In: Xue, W. & Chao, C. (eds), Flies of China. Vol. 1, pp. 280-414. Liaoning Science and Technology Press, Shenyang
Edited by Jan Maca on 16-04-2021 09:29
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