Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Bibio for ID, C Spain
Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 21-02-2012 14:21
Taken in the outskirts of Madrid, near mediterranean vegetation on the 18th February 2012. Thanks in advance for any help! ;)
About 7-8 mm long, biggish for what I usually see in Bibio sp.
Edited by Piluca_Alvarez on 21-02-2012 14:23
Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 21-02-2012 14:24
Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 25-04-2012 14:07
Can it be Bibio marci
? I can provide more detail if necessary. It was pretty cooperative :)
Posted by Sundew on 26-04-2012 21:04
should be all black. Yours has red spurs and seems to have fair hairs on the thorax. The dark wing venation is also not typical for B. marci
. Perhaps this (http://www.dipter...d_id=45356
) is the female to your male? Theo Zeegers might know the species!
Edited by Sundew on 26-04-2012 21:18
Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 26-04-2012 21:27
Thanks so much, Sundew!! Yes, the reddish spurs drove my attention but I didn't know if they could be an ID tip. Very interesting the female found by Manuel. Hope Theo finds these threads and can confirm it or tell us what it is :)
Posted by Zeegers on 27-04-2012 22:45
Spain is outside my region of competence.
It is a Bibio but the wing venation does not agree with the marci/hortulanus - group.