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Bibio sp. - please ID => Bibio varipes female and Bibio cf.reticulatus male
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Posted on 13-05-2021 18:44

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I saw these two specimen of Bibio sp. on the light-tower near my house in south-west of Germany on 09th may in the night.
The size of the male was about 7 mm, the female about 10 mm.
May ID possible?
Thanks and best regards
Ufo attached the following image:

Edited by Ufo on 14-05-2021 20:04
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Posted on 13-05-2021 18:57

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Here the male (I hope)
Ufo attached the following image:

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Posted on 13-05-2021 22:53

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hi Ulrich, I'm quite sure, that the female is B. varipes (the abdomen must be yellow ventrally). Unfortunately I cannot see the colour of the hair on top of the male's thorax - if it's black, it may be the male reticulatus. Bibio are tricky and it's easier if we see dorsal and lateral views.

Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 14-05-2021 20:02

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Thank you, Eric! Looking at all my pictures of the male one I think the hairs on the top of the thorax actually are black.
Greetings, ulrich
Edited by Ufo on 14-05-2021 20:03
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