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Male pheromone glands in Pterocallini (Ulidiidae)
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Posted on 22-07-2008 01:30
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Not only the tephritids, but also many pretty nice Neotropical pterocallines (Pterocalla, Xanthacrona, Megalaemyia and allied genera) have peculiar pouches between the 3rd and 4th or also 4th and 5th tergites. Neither Elena, nor I have ever observed live specimens with those things everted, but all the museum stuff critical point dried from alcohol has them.
I attach a single picture of a new undescribed species of Megalaemyia near radiata Hendel from Ecuador.
Pardons for the picture quality - my soap box 5 mp camera through the dissecting microsope eyepiece was my only tool at the Smithsonian the last month.
Nosferatumyia attached the following image:

Edited by Nosferatumyia on 22-07-2008 01:37
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Your soapbox works just fine for this purpose. Nice pic.

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Posted on 22-07-2008 08:43
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Thanks to Alan Hadley and his freeware CZM!
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Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

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Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

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