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Ephydridae Kenya->cf. Cestrotus (Lauxaniidae)
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Posted on 18-03-2023 11:34
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I saw this fly in a collection and was interested what it could be, so I took some pictures. It is from Kenya and I am not familiar with Afrotropical Diptera, but I think it is an Ephydridae. Any ideas?
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There appear to be no costal breaks, which would exclude Ephydridae. The very deep genae remind me of Cestrotus, so I suggest that genus or another lauxaniid.
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Cestrotus is very common in Africa
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
 
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Thank you both! I like the wing pattern.
Best wishes, Niels-Jan Dek
 
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