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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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23.02.18 16:41
Usually called tegula, see Glossary

23.02.18 15:16
Hello and happy Friday Can any1 help with the translation of epaulet Die Halteren sind schwärzlich und Epaulet Thx

23.02.18 07:16
If you stroll through the Stratiomyidae gallery you will come across this Ptilocera species.

21.02.18 19:42
Just curious: which Stratiomyidae species is the one in the title of diptera.info?

09.02.18 11:00
Thx very much for the help

08.02.18 15:09

08.02.18 15:07
syn. n. = synonymum novum = new synonym

07.02.18 11:40
Hello Can anyone help out with this abbreviation syn. n. Thx

25.12.17 00:22
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Merry Christmas everyone !

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