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California heleomyzid - Pseudoleria male? >>> Pseudoleria sp.
kschnei1000
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Posted on 26-11-2021 18:36
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Hi all - I captured this 3-4 mm heleomyzid male in a pitfall trap in the Mojave desert in mid-October of this year. It seems to key pretty easily to Pseudoleria in the Manual of Nearctic Diptera, but I was hoping someone could confirm or correct my ID? Thanks!

Ken Schneider
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Face. Sorry, having trouble adding photos, hopefully not posting many duplicates...
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Lateral head.
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Wing.
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Lateral thorax - anepimeron/pteropleuron with prominent bristles.
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Mid tibia with several apical bristles, but no proximal bristles.
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Scutum.
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Prosternum appears bare.
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Basitarsus with small protuberance distally, mentioned in Gill 1962 for Pseudoleria.
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Yes! It is!
dr. A. J. Woznica, Institute of Environmental Biology, Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences
 
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Andrzej wrote:
Yes! It is!


Thanks Andrzej!
 
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