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Surinamese Lauxaniidae: Setulina geminata (to be confirmed)
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Posted on 30-03-2013 02:54

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I found this specimen which looks somewhat like a Curtonotidae to me, but its pronotum is much lower. What could it be?

Suriname, Paramaribo, Weg naar Zee. III-2013. In secondary forest.

Thanks in advance,

Auke attached the following image:

Edited by Auke on 31-03-2013 19:24
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Posted on 31-03-2013 18:28
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Not sure of Curtonotidae?

Lauxaniidae or Drosophilidae?

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Posted on 31-03-2013 19:23

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Well, the whole point of the questionmark was that I don't know.Wink

But thanks to your suggestions I checked both the Drosophilidae and the Lauxaniidae, and it actually looks quite a lot like Setulina. The S. cf. Geminata in the gallery has a different wing pattern, but when I use Google it appears the species has actually two different wing patterns, one of which looks remarkably like the one of my specimen. I'll change the name for now, but I hope someone is willing and able to confirm this tentative ID.

Best regards,

Edited by Auke on 31-03-2013 19:25
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Posted on 31-03-2013 23:12
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Setulina have hairs on Basal part of the radial vein, one is not going to see these in a photograph. But Setulina geminata is cosmopolitan in the tropical Americas, and looks much like yours.

Maybe Steve Giamari would know this species from sight?

Edited by Mark-uk on 31-03-2013 23:16
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Posted on 25-08-2013 04:51

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A little kick in hope of ID confirmation.

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Posted on 24-08-2019 23:09

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Could someone please confirm Setulina, and possibly the species? My photo is now the first picture when searching for the name Setulina geminata in Google, and I suppose it could cause additional misidentifications if it has actually a different ID.

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Setulina cf. geminata, see https://diptera.i...d_id=21616

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Posted on 25-08-2019 01:49

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Thanks Paul!
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