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katepisternum
Ventral part of the lateral plate of the thorax that is associated with the second segment that originally formed the thorax.
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key
An identification key, also known as a dichotomous key, is a method of deducing the name of a species. It usually works by offering two (in a truely dichotomous key, sometimes more) alternatives at each juncture, and the choice of one of those alternatives determines the next step. A very common error in using a dichotomous key is the assumption that the correct identification is even included in that key. It is possible that a specimen cannot be identified with a particular key, yet the key will lead the user to an end that appears to be "answer". For this reason, comparing the specimen with a more detailed description is vitally important: a dichotomous key alone cannot be used to identify specimens, unless the specimens are known in advance to be included within the key. See http://en.wikiped...se_of_Keys for further comments. See also the Weblinks Section Online keys".
kissybug
love bug (synonym)
kleptoparasitism
Literally, parasitism by theft. A form of feeding where one animal takes prey that another has caught, killed, or otherwise prepared it for instance as a stored food provision.
Links: http://en.wikiped...parasitism; Sivinski, J., S. Marshall & E. Petersson, 1999. Kleptoparasitism and phoresy in the Diptera. - Florida Entomologist 82: 179-197 (download).
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21.05.18 23:44
Hello friends, I've heard from Stephane today and he is safe and sound. Very good news!

21.05.18 12:23
Thanks very much

19.05.18 22:27
z.gr.T: zum großen/größten Teil. You should purchase a copy of Duden Das Wörterbuch der Abkürzungen.

19.05.18 12:20
No-one knows where Stephane is, we all hope he is well...

19.05.18 12:19
Hello Can any1 help with the meaning of an abbrev. Rebberge (Muscarl-Alllelum Hüg. 56 z. gr. T.) z.gr.T - thx

17.05.18 01:21
Where is Stéphane Lebrun? I strongly miss his expertise in Muscidae Frown. I hope, he is doing well these days. Jürgen

09.05.18 13:38
Thanks Tony

08.05.18 21:47
Katalog der paläarktischen Dipteren

08.05.18 11:20
Hello Can any1 help out with thye full title of Kat. Pal. Dipt. Thanks

03.05.18 22:05
Next week I hope to have time again to ID Anthomyiidae......
.. Johanna

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