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What family?
Clive Lau
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Posted on 19-02-2024 10:10

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Is it possible to tell the family of the fly pupa?
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The pupa was collected on Ficus variolosa where there were some Perina nuda caterpillars around.
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Tony Irwin
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I would say most likely Tachinidae - the configuration of the posterior spiracles is very like Exorista (see Fig. 738 in Smith, KGV, 1989) available at https://www.royen...res-index/
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Clive Lau
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Posted on 19-02-2024 23:46

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Thanks Tony.
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