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Muscidae: Coenosiinae: Neodexiopsis: N. ovata – yes
Steve Scholnick
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Posted on 29-11-2020 00:16
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Keyed to Neodexiopsis using the Manual of the Nearctic Diptera muscid key; to the N. ovata group using Huckett's 1934 key to this genus; and to N. ovata using Snyder's 1958 review of this species group.

I think that's the right ID but would appreciate some expert input. Thanks in advance

Regards
Steve

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infuscation of the fore femur is incomplete and appears consistent with Snyder's description (couplet 8 and page 22) as seen in the head-on image

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ventral view of 5th sternite. similar, but not identical to, Huckett's figure 34 (plate VII). Snyder doesn't provide diagrams of the 5th sternite in his N. ovata group review

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posterior view of left hind femur. compare to MND muscid chapter figure 43

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dorsal view of right hind tibia. anterior towards the top of the image
Edited by Steve Scholnick on 29-11-2020 17:02
 
Nikita Vikhrev
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Hi Steve.
Excellent images as always. Of course I agree with your identification.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
 
Steve Scholnick
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Hi Nikita,
Many thanks. I hope you're doing well

Best wishes
Steve
 
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