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#1 2014-08-07 20:43:00

ToddingtonPitts
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Moth Trap Picture Wing Capture 7/8/2014 TL005287

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pitzys_pyx/14849103191/
Is this Platystoma seminationis ?
Thank you.
John Pitts

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#2 2014-08-07 21:09:54

ChrisR
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Re: Moth Trap Picture Wing Capture 7/8/2014 TL005287

No, it's a tephritid of some kind smile

Last edited by ChrisR (2014-08-07 21:10:04)

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#3 2014-08-07 22:01:00

brianh
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Re: Moth Trap Picture Wing Capture 7/8/2014 TL005287

The wing pattern closely resembles that of Tephritis formosa.
However, you may wish to take into consideration other characters.

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#4 2014-08-08 11:47:06

Howard Bentley
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Re: Moth Trap Picture Wing Capture 7/8/2014 TL005287

I think you can safely say that this is T. formosa.

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#5 2014-08-09 12:09:59

ToddingtonPitts
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Re: Moth Trap Picture Wing Capture 7/8/2014 TL005287

Thank you one and all. Great help for an ancient ignoramus who is trying to learn:)

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