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Tephritidae - Icterica westermanni?
jonas
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Posted on 27-08-2008 15:41
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Hi,

Yesterday I got my book about Tephritidae, and this was my first Tephritidae determined.
I'm accualy not really shure.. Thats why I ask it here Smile

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Im not really shure it is Icterica westermanni (=Merzomyia westermanni), because I read it is a rare species in North-Belgium. But still, if anyone could confirm. Are there any Campioglossums similar?

Other info:
Found many animals on Senecio jacobaea (+-10 on 100 meters).
In Ostend (Belgium)
size of the wing: +-6mm from base to tip
date of catch: 14august. (so the animal is collected)

Many thanks, Jonas
Edited by jonas on 27-08-2008 15:47
 
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Posted on 27-08-2008 20:13
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surely Merzomyia westermanni. My reason to exclude this species from Icterica and to erect a separate genus was that the N American Icterica and the Olde World "I." westermanni and allied licenti Chen and mongolica Korneyev actually belong to a different tribe... So Merzomyia is the valid generic name.
Valery
 
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BTW, it is not rare in the Netherlands: most of my specimens were collected there by Bob van Aartsen and John Smith. It is also present here in Ukraine, but only in the South East.
Valery
 
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Great!

thank you very much.
I'm glad my first Tephritidae-determination was right. I will add the photo to the gallery.

Bye, Jonas
 
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Thx very much- this comes up quite a bit so very useful

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is right!

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Can any1 tell me if this is right Nach Smith 1912 = According to Smith 1912 Thx

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at least now you can find out!

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yes, from the Neotropical. It is still an open question whether these are really Chvalaea.

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Quote from the abstract

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