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Another Psychoda species (dark splotches on wings)
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Posted on 04-02-2021 22:48

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I photographed another Psychoda. It reminds me of P. alternata, but it has large dark splotches on the wings.

Wire spacing is 16 per inch by 18 per inch.
Edited by victorengel on 04-02-2021 22:49
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Posted on 05-02-2021 22:48

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Alternata is quite variable, or maybe it is just wear. This one looks quite fresh to me. I am quite sure it is alternata. Beautiful picture by the way!
Edited by weia on 05-02-2021 22:49
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Posted on 06-02-2021 01:33

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Thanks. Looking through my other photos of alternata, I see those splotches. I just didn't notice them before. Usually I notice the spots along the margins of the wings.
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Posted on 12-02-2021 19:50

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Is this in the US too? Maybe there are more species?
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Posted on 13-02-2021 01:44

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Yes, Austin, Texas. My understanding is that P. alternata is originally from America but now is found nearly worldwide.
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29.03.21 09:55
@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

14.03.21 15:00
Check your Messenger.

11.03.21 17:23
Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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