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Sphaeroceridae with mite -> Pullimosina heteroneura
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Posted on 31-12-2023 13:00
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FWIW, I don't think that's a parasitic mite. It looks like one of the phoretic mites one finds more commonly on beetles (for example: https://bugguide....ew/1599928). In my limited experience, parasitic mites are bright red/orange and assume a different stance on the host (with their heads down and mouthparts buried in the joints between segments of the cuticle).
 
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This one is similar.

https://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=111988

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Thank you Steve Scholnick and James! I was bit too quick too assume a mite equals parasitic. I adjusted the title for this.
 
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The fly looks like a Minillimosina sp.
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Paul Beuk wrote:
The fly looks like a Minillimosina sp.


Thank you very much!
 
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From Gregory Kuwahara:

"The very short discal cell with the crossveins close together is characteristic of Pullimosina heteroneura, along with the costa significantly overpassing R4+5."
 
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