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radio-cubital node
The junction of the radial and cubital wing veins, which is usually swollen. The presence or absence of setae on the node is an important identification character in, for example, Muscidae.
railroad worm
apple maggot (synonym)
rank
Position in a taxonomic hierarchy.

Most people still conceive different types of biological taxa and place them in ranks: some taxa are species, others are genera, while others are families. Linnaeus gave us his ranks in 1731. Although biological theory has changed since Linnaeus' time, the vast majority of biologists still assign Linnaean ranks to taxa, even though the practice is at odds with evolutionary theory and even though it causes a number of practical problems. Some authors abandon Linnaean ranks and propose alternative methods for displaying the hierarchical relations of taxa.
Whatever the view on this it must be remembered that ranking is a subjective decision. This explains why taxa may be ranked differently by different authors.
Links: http://en.wikiped...zoology%29, following the taxa link to related topics.
reclinate
bent backward (usually used to indicate curvature of setae)
Red Data Book species
An endangered species that is given on a so-called Red List like the IUCN Red List. For example: Keroplatus tipuloides a red data book species in Poland.
Links: http://en.wikiped...N_Red_List;
http://www.iop.kr...ault&je=en.

round brackets
Round brackets are used to indicate that a species is currently placed in a genus different to the one in which it was originally described . For example: Liriomyza amoena (Meigen, 1830). Meigen (1830) originally descriped this species as Agromyza amoena. Nowadays it is placed in the genus Liriomyza Mik, 1894. Hence, 'Meigen, 1830' is placed in round brackets. Sometimes the original placement is given, thus Liriomyza amoena (Meigen, 1830: Agromyza).
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01.11.19 22:46
Hi! may I ask, why the soldierfly banner (https://www.dipte
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18.09.19 20:06
Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

15.09.19 20:41
Jewelm699 - did you upload it to a forum (which one?) or the gallery? I can't find it.

11.09.19 13:15
I’m hoping someone can identify the phoridae maggot or pupae I just uploaded.

28.08.19 14:29
Rafael p is legs and f1 is fore femur

26.08.19 17:13
If you experienced a very sluggish site recently, it may have been because someone tried to upload a maliciuous script by force. It appears to have failed. The visitor was blocked further access.

25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

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