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Coccinellidae parasitoid for i.d.
Clive Lau
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Posted on 04-05-2021 09:43

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This is a pupa of Megalocaria dilatata (Coccinellidae) found feeding on an aphid (Aiceona titabarensis) on a local tree (Litsea monopetala) found in Hong Kong. One day after the pupa was collected, numerous maggots emerged from the pupa as shown in the picture
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Edited by Clive Lau on 04-05-2021 09:48
Clive Lau
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One day after emerging from the pupa, the maggots turned into pupae.
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Clive Lau
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Grateful if this parasitic fly can be identified.
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Tony Irwin
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Phoridae, probably Phalacrotophora species
Tony Irwin
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Thanks Tony.
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

09.09.21 07:48

09.09.21 07:47
wing ventation is totally different

03.09.21 12:51
Hi, what's the major difference between dolichopodidae and rhagionidae? Can someone help me? Thanks!

28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

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