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#1 2009-03-27 16:26:34

PeterB
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Name: Peter Bolson
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Another Anthomyiidae

I realise that it is necessary to dissect the genitalia to identify these but I was so struck by this ones white face, which was obvious even at a distance, that I wondered whether this gave a clue to which it might be.


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#2 2009-03-27 16:35:49

Laurence Clemons
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Re: Another Anthomyiidae

Females are not easy or impossible in many cases.

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#3 2009-03-27 17:46:35

PeterB
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Re: Another Anthomyiidae

Thanks Laurence. I thought that would probably be the answer. Do many of them have white faces ?

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#4 2009-03-27 21:40:40

Mark
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Re: Another Anthomyiidae

Laurence Clemons wrote:

Females are not easy or impossible in many cases.

Are we talking about Diptera or humans here! wink

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#5 2009-03-28 23:25:39

Michael Ackland
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Re: Another Anthomyiidae

I think it is Lasiomma seminitidum Zett. female. Two anterior katepisternal setae suggest Lasiomma. Are the eyes bearing very short fine pale hairs?

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#6 2009-03-29 03:10:41

PeterB
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Re: Another Anthomyiidae

Thanks very much Michael. The white hairs are very easy to see with a microscope. This would make it the same species as the one I posted earlier.

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