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Metasphenisca reinhardi (Tephritidae) from Chennai, INDIA
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Posted on 22-01-2018 00:42

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Original title: ID request for Ulidiidae from Chennai - INDIA

Spotted these on 28-Dec-2017 near Chennai, INDIA
Constantly walking/moving around while mating.
Body length about 6-7mm

Please help with ID. Thanks.

NOT Ulidiidae!
Many thanks to Dmitry Gavryushin for the ID

Suresh Kumar A N
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Edited by SKAN on 24-01-2018 11:36
Dmitry Gavryushin
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Tephritidae, Metasphenisca reinhardi (Wiedemann, 1824) (redescribed in Munro, 1947, Mem. Ent. Soc. S. Afr. 1: 119, fig.10e, 17, and 159 (as Isoconia); also cf. Hardy, 1973, Pl. 5, fig. 45)
Edited by Dmitry Gavryushin on 24-01-2018 03:52
While others can't climb, using infinite pains,
I, gravity turning to jest,
Ascend, with all ease, perpendicular planes,
Rough or smooth, just as pleases me best.
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Posted on 24-01-2018 11:40

Location: Chennai, INDIA
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Many thanks Dmitry Gavryushin Smile
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Posted on 05-02-2018 21:14

Location: Chennai, INDIA
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For the sake of search engines

Tephritid fruit flies (Mating pair)
Tephritidae > Tephritinae > Tephrellini > Metasphenisca reinhardi
28-Dec-2017 11:48, Nellore Dt. - Andhra Pradesh - India

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Edited by SKAN on 05-02-2018 21:14
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