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2 unknown Tephritidae
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Posted on 13-07-2007 14:22

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I found those 2 Tephritidae on a window in Brussels the 23th and the 26th may this year.
Is it possible to identifie those flies without knowing the hostplant?
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Jan Willem
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Posted on 13-07-2007 14:28
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Hi Bart,

The first one is not a tephritid but a pallopterid: Palloptera umbellatarum.

Jan Willem
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Posted on 13-07-2007 20:03
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And the latter is Rhagoletis alternata

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