Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Ephydridae Lytogaster abdominalis?

Posted by Tony Irwin on 06-04-2017 11:32
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I think this is Lytogaster abdominalis - the defining character is whether the basal abdominal tergites in the male are split into a dorsal plate and two pleural (lateral) plates. If so, it is Lytogaster, and abdominalis is the only species in Europe. I think this would be new to the Netherlands fauna.