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#1 2012-06-27 23:36:19

haematocephalus
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Name: Martin Harvey
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Platypalpus minutus/australominutus

Can anyone describe the differences between Platypalpus minutus and australominutus, or provide access to Grootaert's 1989 paper on australominutus (http://www.dipteristsforum.org.uk/sgb_s … php?id=636)? Is it possible to distinguish females?

Thanks,
Martin


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#2 2012-06-28 00:39:35

muscapaul
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Name: Paul Beuk
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Re: Platypalpus minutus/australominutus

I can try a scan of male genitalia tomorrow. Females are indistinguishable.

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#3 2012-06-29 01:49:14

haematocephalus
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Name: Martin Harvey
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Re: Platypalpus minutus/australominutus

Thanks Paul - the scan would be most welcome, although unfortunately the specimen I have in front of me is female :-(


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#4 2012-06-29 12:36:40

muscapaul
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Name: Paul Beuk
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Re: Platypalpus minutus/australominutus

Then you're stuck unless you can apply molecular techniques... wink

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