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French Asilidae, Cerdistus?
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Posted on 08-08-2021 10:33

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I photographed this Asilidae near Lyon (south-east of France) on August 2, 2021. It was 8 mm long.
With the red genitalia, the global habitus and the size, perhaps it belongs to genus Cerdistus? If so, can we go further?
I have additional pics from other angles if needed.
Lagides attached the following image:

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Posted on 20-08-2021 20:56
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Cerdistus is right. I would become more easy if you know how many C. species are known from France.


Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium:
Mariastraat 12
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Posted on 22-08-2021 12:53

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According to our national databank, we only have two species in that genus: Cerdistus erythrurus and Cerdistus melanomerus. Can we separate the two species with photos?

EDIT : the status of melanomerus seems unclear, I found only one mention to this species, which is its own description by Tsacas, 1964...
Edited by Lagides on 22-08-2021 13:04
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