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Unequal antennae
victorengel
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Posted on 29-06-2021 17:19
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Do you think this is antenna damage, or are the unequal antenna caused by something else? Biting midge, Austin, Texas, USA.
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Forcipomyia bipunctata (Ceratopogonidae). It appears to have a developmental problem. It's a female, and the right antenna is the normal size, but the left one is reduced for some reason. Males have much bushier antennae, so it's not a gynandromorph.
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Yeah, that's what I suggested on FB, although I didn't know the iD of the fly. I suggested a male looks more like this, but I don't know if this is the same species or not. inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/103894909/original.jpg ... also photographed at the same location but a different date.
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Yes, that looks like a male bipunctata
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