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Tephritidae - Icterica westermanni?
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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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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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19.11.14 16:42
Hi!

19.11.14 16:28
hello everyone

17.11.14 16:50
Thanks to everyone

17.11.14 10:36
Grabdornen, surely spines on the cerci for egg-laying in soil or sand?

14.11.14 11:00
graben -> to dig. First request was for Grabdomen which is 'burial dome', LoL.

14.11.14 10:36
The literal translation of Grabdornen is grave (Grab ) thorns (Dornen). I think the best English translation is "spines".

13.11.14 16:42
Legrohr am Ende (cerci) mit kraftigen , nach oben gerichteten Grabdornen

13.11.14 15:46
Send me the complete sentence, plz. I have no pdf or printed version of Hennig on the Muscidae.

13.11.14 15:24
Its from the Hennig 1964 key Female 77(78), its to do with the ovipositor there is a figure can I just use spines or is there another word?

12.11.14 09:07
grabdomen?

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