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Spiniphora maculata (Phoridae)?
Dmitry Gavryushin
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Posted on 27-03-2008 11:49
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March 25, 2008, Naro-Fominsk, Moscow region, Russia. Size 3.5 mm.
The wing (with typical dark spot at the base of M1).
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Additional details (scale isn't uniform). I understand that the presence of dm seta (red arrow) rules out S. helicivora, but maybe there's more possible candidates...
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To solve a blast from the past: the two species were synonymized in 1979 (!) by Disney in a paper in Entomologist's Monthly Magazine. The feature of those setae proved to be intraspecific variation.
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