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Drosophila? (= probably Megaselia rufipes pupa)
John Carr
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Posted on 07-09-2019 14:32
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Many of these pupae were in a bin of trash, mostly from a kitchen. I assume they are a synanthropic Drosophila. Massachusetts, USA.
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Edited by John Carr on 07-09-2019 22:22
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Some more
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Jan Maca
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Yes,very probably. It is easy to raise adults - try it please.
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Tony Irwin
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These are Phoridae puparia - most likely Megaselia rufipes
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