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need help ID-ind parasitic fly
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Posted on 17-07-2019 14:31

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This adult fly (about 1mm long) eclosed from (dozens of) larvae infecting the abdomen of a carpenter ant queen collected (live) in Switzerland.
I'm not a dipterist, so even a family ID (Phoridae?) would help.

Sorry for poor image quality and angle, I'm trying to keep the adults alive in the hope they will mate and infect new ants in the lab.
Any advice on how to maintain these flies would also be very welcome.

yulrich attached the following image:

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Posted on 17-07-2019 15:49

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Thank you!
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When you have some dead specimens, please, send them to me for proper ID (https://diptera.i...page_id=32).

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Posted on 17-07-2019 17:06

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Will do, thank you Paul!
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Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

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Jewelm699 - did you upload it to a forum (which one?) or the gallery? I can't find it.

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