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Medina ?
Lippo
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Posted on 07-12-2018 09:36
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Hello,

I found this fly (6 mm) on a cordyline leaf 2 days ago. It was very quiet and did not move when I took these close pics (southwestern France).

Tachinidae for sure, I think Medina, but cannot go further. Could we go down to the species level with these views ?
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Posted on 07-12-2018 17:42
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It is definitely a Blondeliini, but it looks a lot smaller than 6 mm.
I cannot give you a genus, but my gut feeling is Paracraspedothrix.


Theo
 
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Posted on 07-12-2018 18:07
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Many thanks Theo, TumbsUp

I will dig a bit further into this tribe.
 
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Posted on 07-12-2018 20:54
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Hello,

May be I make a mistake but I thought that Paracraspedothrix haven't discal bristles on tergite III and IV.

P-Y
 
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Cher Pierre,

You are quite right. Moreover, I just noticed, the second picture shows a Medina-like ovipositor. So Medina might be the best guess.

Theo
 
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Posted on 10-12-2018 09:52
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Thank you Theo,

Pierre thinks it is not M. collaris as there are 2 posterior bristles (not sure it is the correct wording) on tibia 1.

He suggests I add these 2 pics for you to see and eventually comment.
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