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Drosophila immigrans >Pallopteridae
solito de solis
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Posted on 22-07-2018 13:03
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Hey dipterists
What a good deal to share with you

Observed last night, attracted by light, this fly 6 mm length, Belgium
Black spots on the wings ???

merci beaucoup
Edited by solito de solis on 23-07-2018 00:04
Jan Maca
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Posted on 22-07-2018 19:00

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No drosophilid, probably Pallopteridae.
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 22-07-2018 19:04
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not Drosophilidae. Maybe Pallopteridae (Palloptera quinquemaculata?)?
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Juergen Peters
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solito de solis
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thanks for both answersTumbsUp
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Posted on 23-07-2018 12:42

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Hello People,

An often made mistake this one! Palloptera quinquemaculata (Pallopteridae) is the species it should be then. But that species has a small black spot in the wing base, the most basal crossvein is laso shaded and the body is more yellow. It actually is: Minettia inusta (Lauxaniidae). Often confused these two and also with Suillia variegata (Heleomyzidae) and Neottiophilum praeustum (Piophilidae).


Edited by Ectemnius on 23-07-2018 13:48
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