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Chrysops key character
Tony T
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Posted on 06-06-2007 22:49
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3 June 2007 New Brunswick Canada.
A very useful, and convenient, character for identifying female Chrysops spp. is the absence (top image C. calvus)) or presence (bottom C. mitis) of a yellow pollinose stripe on the clypeus. These character states readily divide the North American spp. into 2 more manageable groupings.
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As nicely illustrated.

In the Old World, unfortunately, the majority is of the lower type.

Theo
 
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