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#1 2019-07-27 21:41:21

colinleb
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Name: Colin Le Boutillier
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Cholopid for ID

Is this a female Meromyza sp. please?  In which case I don't think it can be taken to species?

Sorry for bizarre typo in subject heading - Chloropid of course.


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#2 2019-07-28 11:53:59

Howard Bentley
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Name: Howard Bentley
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Re: Cholopid for ID

I think both of your assumptions are correct. Even the males need genitalia dissection for species ID.

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#3 2019-07-28 12:23:48

colinleb
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Re: Cholopid for ID

Thanks Howard.

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#4 2019-08-11 22:15:09

schultmay
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Re: Cholopid for ID

This could be one of several species, only a few can be done to species without pulling the postgonites out. These are often shoe-shaped, albeit deformed and can often be pulled out in a fresh specimen, saving you to dissect them.

Best wishes,

John and Barbara

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#5 2019-08-11 22:32:01

colinleb
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Re: Cholopid for ID

Not up to dissection on this scale I'm afraid.

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