Phorid - midge parasitoid? - Megaselia nantucketensis
May 1, 2013
Size: 1.8 mm
Last spring I collected Macrodiplosis niveipila (Cecidomyiidae) galls on Nantucket Island and the larvae burrowed into a sand/peat mixture that I kept in the refrigerator over the winter. Several adult midges and platygastrid wasps have emerged, and yesterday this fly emerged. Could it be a parasitoid, or is it just a contaminant from the soil?
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