Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Lucilia ampullacea?

Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:26
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Hi, given the genitalia I would call this specimen Lucilia ampullacea. Can someone confirm (or not) the identification, please?

location: Porto (Portugal)
date: 11/05/2019

Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:26
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:27
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:27
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:28
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:28
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:29
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 01:29
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Posted by johnes81 on 19-05-2019 15:30
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seems okay to me but you should separate the cerci/surstyli and the aedeagus to be certain. The aedeagus is slightly visible and seems like it supports your id too but it should be viewed seaparately.

Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 19:17
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Thank you! I thought that the mass of curled black hairs between the surstyli and aedeagus was very characteristic, besides L. ampullacea only found in L. richardsi (but the basicosta is dark, so I ruled out L. richardsi).
I can not separate it at the moment, but I attached two more pictures hoping that they can be useful for identification.

Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 19:18
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Posted by johnes81 on 19-05-2019 19:47
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the hairs should be characteristic but you are in Portugal, so it is better to double check Calliphoridae. I agree with Lucilia ampullacea but maybe my opinion doesn't matter. Some people want opinions from experts only.

I have two female specimens so i can help with a female too if you find one. I love Calliphoridae and Lucilia are very pretty flies to me.

I hope that you have a pleasant day.

Posted by Rui Andrade on 19-05-2019 20:43
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Of course it matters, I appreciate your help, thank you! :)