Rachel Behm

Joined: Jan 26, 2019 Last Active: Aug 17, 2019

My name is Rachel and I am a graduate student studying Ophioninae of California and Flies of the Palmyra Atoll. I am also an Entomology curator for the University of Calilfornia, Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection.

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How do I know if I have an Ophioninae? They have:
1. Laterally flattened abdomen (taller than wide)
https://bugguide.net/node/view/371113/bgimage
2. Adventitious/spurious vein and lack of areolet in forewing
http://www.amentinst.org/GIN/Ophioninae/wings.php
3. Large ocelli
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1630076/bgimage
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Relevant Taxonomy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

United States Ophioninae Genera : Enicospilus, Eremotylus, Ophion, Simophion, Trophophion, Thyreodon, and Rhynchophion

California Ophioninae Genera : Enicospilus, Eremotylus, Ophion, Simophion, and Trophophion

Eremotylus, Simophion, and Trophophion are quite rare and not much is known about them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I NEED SPECIMENS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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