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Drosophila from East-Belgium - ID needed
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Posted on 10-01-2024 18:28

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Was found indoors, dead, and I put it ethyl alcohol. I have the sample with me so more pictures can be taken if necessary.
Thanks in advance!

Date: 2024/01/05
Edited by Pumpkinshark on 10-01-2024 18:29
Jan Maca
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Posted on 11-01-2024 16:26

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Could you try to give more information on the coloration of abdominal tergites (wiew from above and from the side/below)?
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Posted on 11-01-2024 22:02

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I've taken some more pictures, this time with better lighting.
The drawing is from the underside as I couldn't take a good picture of it
Edited by Pumpkinshark on 11-01-2024 22:08
Jan Maca
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Posted on 12-01-2024 06:49

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Now it is clear: a female of the famous D. melanogaster.
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Posted on 12-01-2024 09:36
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how can suzukii and simulans be excluded?
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Posted on 12-01-2024 15:42

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The first (dark) pictures show wide cheeks, so not D. simulans. As concerns suzukii, I admit it is not quite excluded, though I think its oviscapt should be better visible in this case. Another chance for Pumpkinshark - to take picture(s) of abdominal end?
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Posted on 13-01-2024 19:46

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For reference: The magnification is x35
Edited by Pumpkinshark on 13-01-2024 19:47
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Posted on 14-01-2024 08:24

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Now I must tell ithe last word: t is D. suzukii.
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Posted on 14-01-2024 12:20

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Perfect! Thankyou for all the effort :-)
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