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aberrant wings in a Brachycera
arnos dipterainfo
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Posted on 13-08-2020 22:23

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Yesterday a flightless fly was running over the floor in the house. The wings are aberrant. I could not find another example of this on the net. It reminds me of the aberrant wings in Drosophila. Does anyone have more information?
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John Carr
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Calliphoridae with wings not fully expanded. Probably Lucilia because both thorax and abdomen are shiny and the bristles of the thorax are strongly differentiated. In Calliphorinae the thorax is dull and in Chrysomyinae the bristles of the thorax are usually weakly differentiated.
arnos dipterainfo
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Posted on 13-08-2020 23:52

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Thank you. I will post some more pictures of this fly later for a check.
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Posted on 14-08-2020 19:20

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The wings are not aberrant, they are simply not inflated after pupation.

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28.09.20 07:58
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ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

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They are already in Poland !

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Today a Chrysomya albiceps found in North of France ! I was quite surprised !

02.08.20 10:10
Ok... lower case naming for images.. understood,Lothar

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I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

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