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Posted on 16-09-2019 14:40

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3 of the 4 jumping spiders I collected (South Africa) were parasitized by flies like this one. There were no visible parasites on the spiders when I found them. When I opened the containers two days later the only thing in each container was a spider exoskeleton and a larva. The flies emerged two weeks later. Could this be Acroceridae?
vida attached the following image:

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Most definitely. Wink Nice work!

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Posted on 17-09-2019 10:07

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Thank you Paul. Much appreciated.Smile
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I think it's Ogcodes.
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Posted on 17-09-2019 19:24

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Thank you John.Smile I've just discovered the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera online Grin and after comparing the wing veins, I also think Ogcodes.
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28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

31.05.21 08:37
You are correct, the copula also is phragmitidis. Corrected in the Gallery.

30.05.21 23:08
... look identical to me, the pictures of L. nigropunctata don't have the black spot on the scutellum and lack the other features you described.

30.05.21 23:07
Thank you for the answer Maks! Unfortunately the second part of your message seems to be deleted? I looked at the pictures of the 2 species in the gallery, are they correctly identified? Because they

30.05.21 20:06
@FliegenFranz Apart from differences of the hypopygium and ovipositor L. nigropunctata has darkened wing tips, mostly dark front femora, a black spot/stripe on the scutellum and a more pronounced, lon

29.05.21 18:48
What's the difference between Limonia nigropunctata and L. phragmitidis? Can someone help me? Thanks

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