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Some coprophagous flies in Suriname | Rivellia sp. (Platystomatidae)
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Posted on 27-08-2019 16:44

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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.
Auke attached the following image:

Edited by Auke on 28-08-2019 17:46
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von Tschirnhaus
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Posted on 27-08-2019 17:07

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Platystomatidae, see the protruded mouth edge of the specimen right above
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Posted on 27-08-2019 17:15

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Thank you! TumbsUp
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John Carr
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Posted on 27-08-2019 20:16
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Wing pattern is like Rivellia.
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Posted on 27-08-2019 23:34

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Thanks, now filed as cf. Rivellia.
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Andrew Whittington
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I agree with John
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