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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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Posted on 27-03-2008 11:52
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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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Paul Beuk
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Posted on 12-06-2019 11:43
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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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18.09.19 20:06
Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

15.09.19 20:41
Jewelm699 - did you upload it to a forum (which one?) or the gallery? I can't find it.

11.09.19 13:15
Iā€™m hoping someone can identify the phoridae maggot or pupae I just uploaded.

28.08.19 14:29
Rafael p is legs and f1 is fore femur

26.08.19 17:13
If you experienced a very sluggish site recently, it may have been because someone tried to upload a maliciuous script by force. It appears to have failed. The visitor was blocked further access.

25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

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