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Philonicus albiceps? No, cf. Neomochtherus alpinus
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Posted on 16-12-2021 22:55

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I photographed this Asilidae on a river bank in Susa Valley, Piedmont (Italy) at 1000 mt above sea level, on August 24th, 2019. Is it Philonicus albiceps?
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Edited by parnassius on 27-01-2022 16:01
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parnassius attached the following image:

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The pictures don't seem to be the same specimen because one lacks the hind left tarsus. The first one could (with tarsus) could be Neomochtherus alpinus, the second one without the tarsus is something else, different hypopygium. Questions, questions, questions...


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Posted on 02-01-2022 22:37

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Thanks again! You're right, unfortunately these are the only photos I have...
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