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Another Psychoda species (dark splotches on wings)
victorengel
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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.
static.inaturalist.org/photos/111987451/original.jpg

Wire spacing is 16 per inch by 18 per inch.
Edited by victorengel on 04-02-2021 22:49
 
weia
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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?
 
victorengel
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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
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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 https://diptera.in
fo/forum/viewthrea
d.php?thread_id=99
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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