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Fruit fly? In Buenos Aires
Diego Rosa
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Posted on 30-06-2019 18:02

Location: Beccar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Hi, I think this fly is called fruit fly, but I'm not sure which family it belongs to.
I'd like to Id, it appears around my kitchen at the end of summer.

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John Carr
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Posted on 30-06-2019 19:38
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Drosophilidae subfamily Steganinae. Reminds me of Leucophenga.
Diego Rosa
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Posted on 30-06-2019 22:32

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Thank you very much John
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Posted on 16-05-2024 05:36

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There would be very little or no chance to identify neotropical Leucophenga to species level, I guess?

I have that one also unidentified:
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Posted on 16-05-2024 20:04
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I do not know of a revision or review of Neotropical Leucophenga. One would need to read many papers.
Jan Maca
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Posted on 17-05-2024 08:28

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Your old picture (id=11484) might show a male of the species which you photographed recently (a female). You may try to ask for identification a South-American specialist, e. g. Prof. C.R.Vilela (e-mail: Anyway, L. maculosa, widely distributed in America (from USA to Argentina) looks like the flies you have photographed; this is just a suuggestion, not identification.
Edited by Jan Maca on 17-05-2024 10:24
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