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Phoridae - Dohrniphora cornuta
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Posted on 23-08-2009 20:22
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is this another dreaded Megaselia sp. ?
about 4 mm size. Spotted at 1 am in Viseu.
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Probably, yes, and there is nothing weird about the antennae. Have a better look at your phorids and you will see this a is quite common type of antennae in the Phoridae.

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Smile thanks! Yes, but it is rare to photograph them. This is the third phorid I photograph but the first time I had a very close to it.
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Dohrniphora cornuta (Bigot)
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great! Species level!

What are the distinctive features for this species? Smile

Thanks, proctoss.
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Posted on 26-08-2009 22:38

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male, Dohriphora cornuta. Probably the only Dohrniphora in Portugal.

Brian Brown
NH Museum of Los Angeles Co.
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