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dipteran 3mm, family ID?->Tachinidae(Phasiina/Dexiinaee)
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Posted on 27-06-2023 09:01

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Observed very recently from Zhejiang China. A small (3mm in body length) dipteran with orange-colored abdomen. Family ID possible? Thanks.
guplox attached the following image:

Edited by guplox on 29-06-2023 03:15
John Carr
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Posted on 27-06-2023 13:18
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Probably subfamily Phasiinae or Dexiinae in family Tachinidae.
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Posted on 27-06-2023 14:53

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Didn't expect it to be a tachinid! Thank you John for the ID! TumbsUp
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Posted on 28-06-2023 02:30

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Did a check. The body coloration and wing venation look somewhat similar to Phasia aurulans (http://syrphidae1...rulans.jpg). Phasiinae perhaps.
Edited by guplox on 28-06-2023 02:36
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Posted on 28-06-2023 11:24

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First impression is Rondania.

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Posted on 29-06-2023 03:14

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Rondania seems to be a good possibility. Thanks Theo. TumbsUp
John Carr
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Posted on 25-01-2024 19:11
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If this is a Rondania it is a new record for China. The only species of Rondania so far recorded from China is R. cucullata which looks different.
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