Daetaleus cf. purpureus (French Guiana & Peru)

Daetaleus cf. purpureus (French Guiana & Peru)
While examining what I thought was a Peruvian Mesembrinella (Calliphoridae, Mesembrinellinae) I realized that I was in fact looking at a tachinid – with a normal metathoracic spiracle and no pale hairs under the scutellum. Then when I examined my trap of Mesembrinella I found 2 more from French Guiana. They key out to Scotiptera (Dexinae) and ...

Mesembrinella (Calliphoridae, Mesembrinellinae) & Dexiinae (fg-taxon #16)

Mesembrinella (Calliphoridae, Mesembrinellinae) & Dexiinae (fg-taxon #16)
This taxon group contains at least 7 species ranging in size, with a light brown ground colour, broad bodies and darker coloured abdomens. They have plumose antennae and quite a strong subscutellum but, after checking with the Manual of Central American Diptera (Brown et.al., 2009), it appears that most of them belong to the subfamily ...