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Scuttle Fly - Chaetopleurophora - male

Scuttle Fly - Chaetopleurophora - Male
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
March 28, 2014
Adds March for Alabama on BG

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Scuttle Fly - Chaetopleurophora - male Scuttle Fly - Chaetopleurophora - male

Moved to Chaetopleurophora
Moved from Scuttle Flies.

det. Brian Brown

 
Of course
Of course. Chaetae on the pleura of the Phora. I was too distracted by the leg spines.

 
Guide Page
John,
I started a guide page for Coniceromyia, but not finding much info to add to it. I haven't even been able to find the author of the genus. Would you mind adding whatever could? Thanks

 
Added info from MoND
Species count may not be current though.

Great phorids Robert!

Moved
Moved from Dohrniphora.

Spiniphora?
Spiniphora?

 
Really?
How cool would that be. It wouldn't be the first time Tom Murray and I had the same species, with none elsewhere. We think there's possibly a worm hole connecting our yards. Now that you mention it, the abdomen does look a little different from my other scuttle flies. I'm pretty much clueless about flies. What is it about this fly leads to suspect Spiniphora? Thanks.
Robert

 
Spines
Shouldn't a fly with huge spines on the legs have spine in the name? At least, the leg spines are different than your older flies.

 
This one ..
The spines on the one on the left even looks different from others I have posted as Dohrniphora


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