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Robber fly species?
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Posted on 18-09-2021 11:04

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Hoping to get an ID on this please? Photo attached. Could it be Machimus cingulatus?

Found a couple of weeks ago Guernsey, Channel Islands. In coastal scrubland habitat.

al attached the following image:

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Posted on 19-09-2021 13:41

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Hi Al, I think Machimus (Tolmerus) cingulatus is correct. Resembling is M. cowini and difficult to distinguish but as we can see the posterior yellow stripe on forefemur it is most probably cingulatus.

Roofvliegen van Nederland en België inclusief Denemarken en de Britse Eilanden, Reinoud van den Broek, André Schulten

Wolff, Gebel, Geller-Grimm: Die Raubfliegen Deutschlands

NB: it's better to place your queries for robberflies in the Asilidae forum to attract the experts.
Edited by eklans on 19-09-2021 13:42
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 26-09-2021 15:51
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Indeed T. cingulatus


Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium:
Mariastraat 12
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23.09.21 15:29
All sorted.

16.09.21 22:24
Sorry put 5 new threads in Asilidae forum instead in Syrphidae forum, can pleas an admin move it to Syrph? THANKS, Norbert

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28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

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Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

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Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

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