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How to Identify Common Insect Associates of the Southern Pine Beetle
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Dolichopodidae


Figure 44
Figure 44
Figure 45
Figure 45
  • Medetera Fisher van Waldheim (figs. 43, 44, 45): Medetera (2.83.4 mm) has a distinguishing wing venation (fig. 43A); there are no round cells in the middle of the wing and only one cross vein. The antennae have three segments with an apical alista. Medetera when alive has red eyes and a green body; when dead it is gray. The male genitalia is quite conspicuous. The larvae (fig. 43B) have an incomplete head capsule and soft skin.
Figure 43a
Figure 43A

Figure 43b
Figure 43B

 
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