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Puparium of parasitoid fly
HDumas
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Posted on 17-02-2017 18:10
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Hello,

This puparium was found still attached to the remains of a caterpillar inside its silky cocoon weaved between leaves of Dimorphotheca sp:
www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/image/dos178/big/pupe_parasit_.jp.jpg
7 mm; ii.2017; La Ciotat (France 13)

The "posterior spiracular process" (is it right?):
www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/image/dos178/big/psp_pupe_dimorph.jpg

Unfortunatly the puparium was already open and empty so I didn't see the imago.
Is Cyclorrhapha right?
Is an identification of its family possible?
Edited by HDumas on 17-02-2017 18:18
Greetings from Provence
 
HDumas
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Posted on 05-03-2017 12:31
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Using Greene, C. T. (1922). illustrated synopsis of the puparia of 100 muscoid flies (Diptera), the closest I get to is Plagia americana Van der Wulp.
I suspect the host to be Autographa gamma (Noctuidae).

- Plagia americana Van der Wulp is a synonym of Voria ruralis (Fallen, 1810) which is the valid name now; right?
- What do you think about this hypothesis?
Edited by HDumas on 05-03-2017 12:53
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