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Paraplatypeza atra

Observed: 27th October 2013 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Paraplatypeza atra (female)
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atra female
atra female
odd venation
wing
anal vein & cell CuP
left wing (normal)
right wing (showing venational teratology)
Description:

A female running about on a leaf. This one has unusual venation on its right wing. The fungi host for this fly is Deer Shield (Pluteus cervinus). Here is a male http://www.ispotnature.org/node/364082

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venational teratology

I've added images of the wing with a close-up of the anal vein and cell CuP for identification. Also contrasting right & left wings showing an aberration in the venation of the right wing. This sort of aberration is called 'venational teratology'

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