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Tachinidae for I.D. (Hong Kong)
Clive Lau
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Is it possible to tell the species of this Exorista?
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Head & wing
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the eye is hairy and the reclinate orbital is rather strong, so I am thinking Phorinia.

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According to Tachi and Shima (2006), Phorinia "is characterised by the following combination of characters in the tribe Exoristini: facial ridge with strong setae; occiput without rows of black setae behind postocular setae; R4+5 setulose dorsally from base nearly to crossvein r-m; apical scutellar setae erect."
 
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It is collected as a pupal parasite of Perina nuda (Erebidae: Lymantriinae)
 
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@ John: you are totally correct, so it is one of the hairy-eyed Exorista species.

Based on the photos and the host, it is very likely / almost certainly Exorista sorbillans.

Theo
 
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Thank you Theo and John.
 
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