New scuttle fly specimen

Megaselia deningi, Disney

Megaselia deningi Disney, 1982: 89.
Megaselia trivialis auctt. nec Brues, 1911: 544.
Megaselia kurahashii Disney, 1985: 261 syn. n.


♂, MALAYSIA: Selangor, Taman Tasik Sri Gombak, Batu Caves, flight trap baited with cow’s liver, 26.viii.2020, Naim Naqib, (CISUKM, Me-2020-018).


Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan


  • This species has been reported in a case of urogenital myiasis in a girl in Japan.
  • Larvae, puparia and adult were found living in pitchers of Nepenthes distillatoria L. in Sri Lanka.
  • In Malaysia, M. deningi specimens were found breeding in the internodes and in a stump of giant bamboo Gigantochloa scortechinii Gamble.

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