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Rhodesiella magna, Chloropidae rom Australia
JariF
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Hi,

is this small beauty a strange Chloropidae or what ? The specimen is from Queensland, Australia.

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Looks like Rhodesiella magna here:

https://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=5&thread_id=64626

Greetings,
Henrik
 
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Oh yes, thank You so much Smile

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Chloropidae, Rhodesiellinae: Rhodesiella ?magna (Becker, 1911), dscribed as Prionoscelus magnus. It is known from Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya and the Salomon Islands. Only a part of the many Rhodesiella spp. possess such swollen hind femora and eyes rounded along their whole hind edge (which normally is slightly concave).
 
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Chloropidae, Rhodesiellinae: Rhodesiella magna (Becker, 1911) is correct. The two simultaneous descriptions of magnus and femoralis from [Papua] „New Guinea“ by Becker (described into the genus Prionoscelus Becker) are extremely similar and let not decide to which of both taxa the photographed specimen could belong. But the problem is irrelevant as Duda (1934, Tijdschr. Ent. 77: 55-161 on p. 51 and 60) after studying the types explicitely synonymized the junior name femoralis with magnus by adding two explained asterisks on p. 60. That fact was overlooked by Sabrosky and later authors with the result that for R. magna further collection records from Cairns, Queensland and the isle of Samar, Philippines [published by Frey 1923, Notul. ent. 3: 99-100] exist. In the Oriental Catalogue (Sabrosky 1977) also the Solomon Islands are for the first time listed for R. magna. Helpful, now to have photographs of this rarely recorded species.
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