Thread subject: :: Chloromyia formosa f = antennae missing during collection

Posted by johnes81 on 13-08-2017 17:23

I have very little experience with Stratiomyidae.
seems to be 8mm. I've added some microscopic photos (terminalia, haltere, hairy eyes)

Finally, the third antennal segments seem to be missing.
Is it possible that a soldier fly can drop them like a grasshopper with its legs?
otherwise, I have no idea why they are missing. Any ideas?

Edited by johnes81 on 13-08-2017 20:33