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Scaptomyza flava? confirmed
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Posted on 10-08-2019 17:14
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Berlin - June 2018 - 3mm

I have keyed this to flava/montana and montana is not recorded for Germany. I also have pallida verified via genitalia. As far as i can see, flava is supposed to have 4ac, which is depicted in my photo attachment. I cannot find but a few photos of it online, so a confirmation will be nice. I think that i am correct but i am not an expert. I don't know what it is supposed to look like and the description is a bit vague. I appreciate the help.

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johnes81 attached the following image:

Edited by johnes81 on 13-08-2019 13:16
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
currently injured. healing from surgery.
Jan Maca
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Posted on 12-08-2019 08:13

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Obviously you are correct. S. flava should have a small supernumerary orbital seta. Female can be distinguished by rectangular (blunt ended) ovipositor lamellae - see the picture at
Edited by Jan Maca on 12-08-2019 08:24
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Thank you very much, Jan. I appreciate you and the time that you spent to reply.

Best wishes,
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
currently injured. healing from surgery.
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