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[Ceratopogonidae] ---> Cecidomyiidae (Hong Kong) for i.d.
Clive Lau
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Posted on 06-10-2021 14:36

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Found on the hind-leg of a local grasshopper (China mantispoides) [Orthoptera: Chorotypidae: Chininae]. I would be glad if the Genus name is known.
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Tony Irwin
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I don't think this is Ceratopogonidae. The venation looks more like Cecidomyiidae (perhaps tribe Micromyini)
Tony Irwin
Clive Lau
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What a surprise to learn that it is probably a Cecidomyiidae fly! Don't know its member can be an ectoparasite of a grasshopper.
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The fly eats fungus. It appears to be stuck to a strand of spiderweb.
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Ic. Thank you Tony and John.
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

09.09.21 07:48

09.09.21 07:47
wing ventation is totally different

03.09.21 12:51
Hi, what's the major difference between dolichopodidae and rhagionidae? Can someone help me? Thanks!

28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

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