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Some coprophagous flies in Suriname | Rivellia sp. (Platystomatidae)
Auke
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Posted on 27-08-2019 17:44
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These flies were feeding on some presumed excrement of a small mammal in the forest of Suriname. Please help to ID.
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Platystomatidae, see the protruded mouth edge of the specimen right above
 
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/sammlung/inde
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Thank you! TumbsUp
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Wing pattern is like Rivellia.
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31715949@N00
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Thanks, now filed as cf. Rivellia.
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I agree with John
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