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Ulidiidae - Ceroxys hortulana
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Posted on 19-07-2007 21:35
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* locality - Pa?l de Arzila - Coimbra - PORTUGAL
* date - 2007.06.28
* size - 7 mm (medium fly)
* habitat - marshes
* substrate - tall grass

Ulidiidae?? Tephritidae?

EDIT ---> Title changed from "Ulidiidae??" to "Ulidiidae - Ceroxys cf. hortulana" and finally to "Ulidiidae - Ceroxys hortulana"
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Posted on 19-07-2007 21:39
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Yes. Ceroxys cf hortulana.
Gabor Keresztes

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Posted on 19-07-2007 21:42
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thank you, Gabor!

Is it a male or female? Which is the rule for Ulidiid flies?
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Posted on 20-07-2007 08:08
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Hi Jorge,

It's indeed Ceroxys hortulana, and it seems to ba a male, the tip of the abdomen looks rounded in stead of pointed with a ovipositor.

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