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Rhinophora lepida (Rhinophoridae), ♀ - Asselfliege

Rhinophora lepida (Rhinophoridae), ♀ - Asselfliege

L: 4-5mm

characteristics: All of the rhinophorids attack woodlice. There are 11 species in Germany.
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s. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asselfliegen
biology: Die Asselfliegen (Rhinophoridae) leben als Innenparasiten von landlebenden Asseln (Isopoda), v.a. in Porcellio scaber.
food: larvae are endparasitoids of woodlice, mainly Porcellio scaber (Isopoda); .adults visit flowers like mayweeds and umbellifers.

Phylum: Arthropoda LATREILLE, 1829 (arthropods, Gliederfüßer)
Subphylum: Hexapoda BLAINVILLE, 1816 (Sechsfüßer)
Class: Insecta LINNAEUS, 1758 (insects, Insekten)
Subclass: Pterygota LANG, 1888 (Fluginsekten)
Infraclass: Neoptera MARTYNOV, 1923
Order: Diptera LINNAEUS, 1758 (true flies, mosquitoes & gnats, Zweiflügler)
Suborder: Brachycera SCHINER, 1862
Infraorder: Muscomorpha [Syn.: Cyclorrhapha]

Superfamily: Oestroidea TOWNSEND, 1931
Family: Rhinophoridae ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1863 (Asselfliegen)
Genus: Rhinophora ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1830
Rhinophora lepida MEIGEN, 1824, ♀ (Pouting Woodlouse Fly)
[det. Theo Zeegers, 2017, based on photos]

some info; www.insektenbox.de/zweifl/rhinle.htm
more info: www.naturkundemuseum.berlin/de/einblicke/forschung/famili...
www.eakringbirds.com/eakringbirds2/insectinfocusrhinophor...

plant: possibly Angelica sylvestris

Germany, N-Hesse, Kassel: Oberzwehren (Schließe), ca. 170m asl., 04.08.2016

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Photo taken on 4 August 2016 (© gbohne / Flickr)

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