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Psilidae (?) new to St Helena
RogerKey
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Posted on 14-06-2024 15:29
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Two specimens of this species with distinctive dark bristly front tibiae turned up by sweeping on Schinus tertebinthifolia on St Helena in the South Atlantic. Despite the island's fauna being well-recorded, it has not been seen before.

Any suggestions? Most new species get to St Helena via S Africa.

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Roger Thomason
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Looks like a female Anaphalantus longicornis Muscidae,


https://diptera.i...d_id=38374

https://diptera.i...d_id=72626
Edited by Roger Thomason on 14-06-2024 15:56
 
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That's brilliant - thanks very much - I'd never have thought that it wasa muscid
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