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Tiny fly from Chile
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Posted on 05-08-2020 04:44

Location: Santiago, Chile
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I found this tiny fly in my living room, and I'm at a loss regarding ID to even family. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted on 05-08-2020 04:45

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Here's a dorsal view of the specimen
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Tony Irwin
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Posted on 05-08-2020 12:34
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Tony Irwin
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Posted on 06-08-2020 02:36

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Tony Irwin wrote:

Thank you! I'll try to find some keys for the local fauna (all I have are the ones in the MCAD)

Paul Beuk
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Posted on 06-08-2020 09:27
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Should be (close to?) Elachiptera

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Posted on 06-08-2020 14:41
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Sabrosky (1948) put the Nearctic species with short scutellum into Monochaetoscinella and Melanochaeta. I don't know if there is a good classification of Neotropical Chloropidae.
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Posted on 07-08-2020 03:03

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Paul Beuk wrote:
Should be (close to?) Elachiptera

Thanks! I also reached Elachiptera using the key in MCAD, but I'm taking it with a large grain of salt since it's for Central America and I'm in central Chile.
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