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Phoridae aptere Puliciphora
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Posted on 08-03-2021 10:08

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I found this specimen in a compost.I saw that it could correspond to a Sphaeroceridae, whose family has a few aptera. Size less than 2mm. Would this inspire anyone?

Location: ORIN, France South West
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Edited by jokari on 08-03-2021 18:24
Tony Irwin
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I think Puliciphora (Phoridae)
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 08-03-2021 13:17

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Thanks for your help, Tony.
Jan Maca
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I confirm the determination, although it is not necessary, as Tonyƛ determinations use to be precise. More importantly: Which is the locality? Fauna Europaea records Puliciphora (2 spp) only from Spain, France and Great Britain.
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 08-03-2021 17:35
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It is necessary to know if the hairs between posterior ocelli and outer bristles on vertex have trifid tips (rufipes) or not (borinquenensis). Difficult to discern in the photo... The former was already recorded from France.

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Posted on 08-03-2021 18:28

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Location: ORIN, France South West

Thanks to all of you. Unfortunately I don't have a more detailed picture to go further, but I note the details to look at given by Paul for another time. Thanks again
Edited by jokari on 08-03-2021 18:34
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29.03.21 09:55
@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

14.03.21 15:00
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11.03.21 17:23
Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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