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#1 2017-04-04 22:08:13

jimmymac2
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Drosophilidae

This is what I assume to be a Drosophilidae, it was found on rotting pieces of banana, however without a key or any other means of identifying it I cannot go much further. Found in south Surrey 30/03/2017.


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#2 2017-04-05 11:17:38

Howard Bentley
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Re: Drosophilidae

Certainly Drosophila. In my part of the world by far the most common one as dark as this is D. subobscura, but I don't think it's possible to be sure about ID without the specimen.

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#3 2017-04-05 14:50:08

Laurence Clemons
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Re: Drosophilidae

Have you seen the new Drosophilidae key available in the test keys section of this website?

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#4 2017-04-05 17:05:24

jimmymac2
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Re: Drosophilidae

Thanks Howard, I still have the specimen so hopefully it will be possible to check. I'm not very familiar with this website, where can I find the test keys section?

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#5 2017-04-06 10:20:54

Laurence Clemons
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Re: Drosophilidae

Immediately under the Identification section.

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#6 2017-04-06 12:35:04

Tony Irwin
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Re: Drosophilidae

We should point out that the test keys section is only available for (and visible to) Dipterists Forum Members.

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#7 2017-04-06 13:30:40

jimmymac2
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Re: Drosophilidae

I thought that might be the case, I will hopefully be joining the Dipterists Forum very soon and I will look at the key once I join.

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