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#1 2009-07-04 00:18:24

Jason G
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Fleshflies Please!

Evening all!

I have some Sarcophagids if anyone could help please! I think:

1: Macronychia sp.

2: Was near the first. Perhaps the female of the same species?

3: Brachicoma devia?

4: S. carnaria?

5: No idea!

Thanks!


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#2 2009-07-07 02:33:59

Judy Webb
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Re: Fleshflies Please!

I understand from more experienced Dipterists than I that one has to go straight to genitalia dissection in this group to get to species, but maybe not.  Perhaps others can say.
Judy

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#3 2009-07-07 14:42:05

Andy chick
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Re: Fleshflies Please!

Judy Webb wrote:

I understand from more experienced Dipterists than I that one has to go straight to genitalia dissection in this group to get to species, but maybe not.  Perhaps others can say.
Judy

I'd second that, some females are unidentifiable

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#4 2009-07-08 11:19:52

Howard Bentley
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Re: Fleshflies Please!

Females are always a problem and I now don't bother with them, having spent many fruitless hours trying to get keys to work. The males do require examination of genitalia but these don't normally need to be dissected - they can be easily hinged out while the specimen is fresh.

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