? Pseudacteon sp.

I am currently working on the description of this specimen from Fraser’s Hill. To my surprise I haven’t seen any phorids with such sharp ovipositor which directly suggest it as a parasite to other insects. I’ve checked the key to genus and yhe descriptions fit those of Pseudacteon sp. However, the distribution of frontal bristles is different than most Pseudacteon. I’ve referred Henry the preliminary description of this specimen and he suggested it might be of Pseudacteon or Apocephalus. It might be a new genus!

According to Liu et al. (2013), Pseudacteon javensis (Brues) is the only species reported from the Oriental region. They reported 3 new species but none of them similar to the one in my collection.

The investigation is still ongoing. ?

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