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Coccinellidae parasitoid for i.d.
Clive Lau
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Posted on 04-05-2021 09:43

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This is a pupa of Megalocaria dilatata (Coccinellidae) found feeding on an aphid (Aiceona titabarensis) on a local tree (Litsea monopetala) found in Hong Kong. One day after the pupa was collected, numerous maggots emerged from the pupa as shown in the picture
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Edited by Clive Lau on 04-05-2021 09:48
Clive Lau
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One day after emerging from the pupa, the maggots turned into pupae.
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Clive Lau
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Grateful if this parasitic fly can be identified.
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Tony Irwin
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Phoridae, probably Phalacrotophora species
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 04-05-2021 11:31

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Thanks Tony.
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09.05.21 16:31
Extensions in uppercase are (and were) accepted for gif, jpg, jpeg and png

09.05.21 16:01
OK, thanks Roger, now if someone would just ID the fly I would be happy.

06.05.21 22:31
FTAO - Gordon; Please make sure that you use lower case, because attachments with extensions in upper case (capitals) are rejected. So sayeth GOD AKA Paul. Cool

06.05.21 21:40
A file called "Fly01a" has an UPPERCASE "F" Gordon. The site takes a dim view of UPPERCASE "'F's"!! awkward

06.05.21 06:50
OK, it has started working now, no idea what was going on.

06.05.21 06:41
I know I have been away a long time - but why can't I load a 63Kb file called Fly01a

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@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

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Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

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