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Platystomatidae (1), Tanzania
Dmitry Gavryushin
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Posted on 27-09-2012 18:37
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September 14, 2012, Bagamoyo env. Near and on human faeces. Size (in different specimens) up to 13mm.

Subject changed to Platystomatidae instead of Tephritidae.
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While others can't climb, using infinite pains,
I, gravity turning to jest,
Ascend, with all ease, perpendicular planes,
Rough or smooth, just as pleases me best.
 
Nikita Vikhrev
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Platystomatidae, I think
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
 
Dmitry Gavryushin
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Thanks Nikita, will change the subject accordingly. Hope Tatiana will be able to identify all of these excrement lovers...
 
John Carr
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Plagiostenopterina?
 
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Correct again John - this is probably P. submetallica (Loew, 1852), the dark band over T3, complete marginal wing band, brown br and dark legs being diagnostic in this case.
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