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Brazilian Phoridae
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Posted on 27-03-2021 15:42

Location: Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil
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I got a nice sequence of photos of a Phoridae fly trying to lay eggs on Bombus and other type of bees.

Trying to thin down the identification to Genus or species level if possible.

Location: South Brazil near Uruguay.

Thanks in advance.
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 27-03-2021 19:05
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I passed it on to Brian Brown

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Posted on 17-04-2021 12:51

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Melaloncha, possibly M. ronnai
Brian Brown
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Posted on 17-04-2021 22:58

Location: Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil
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Wow, thanks a lot Paul and mr. Brown.

I found a recent article about the species. (they have images for the adult forms)

I'll upload one of these pics to the gallery as well. I think a cropped version of the flying one is the best but I'm open to suggestions.
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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
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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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