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Lauxaniidae (Ecuador)
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Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
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I think Ulidiidae.
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Thanks John! Smile
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Certainy Lauxaniidae.
Certainly no ulidiid
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Nosferatumyia wrote:
Certainy Lauxaniidae
With such conviction you must be right, Valery, but I have never seen a lauxaniid with such slenderish legs devoid of any large setae (apart from the apicals and preapicals).

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Hmm, I'm still not convinced about the family level of this specimen... Maybe we have to ask Steve Gaimari, what he thinks about it? Frown
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dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
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Just please note the wing venation. Take a look at the MCAD, and you'll see this is the only family with apically divergent veins R4+5 and M; neither Tephritoidea, nor Aulacigastridae show this character.
Also note apically widened scutellum and midtibia with dorsoapical seta!
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