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Metopia sp. - ID possible? --> M. M. tshernovae/argyrocephala
Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 28-04-2022 19:00

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Found this on a sun-exposed sandy slope near the Elbe River, near a colony of Colletes cunicularius. Lüneburg (east of Elbe), Niedersachsen, Germany; 26.04.2022
Jann Wuebbenhorst attached the following image:

Edited by Jann Wuebbenhorst on 03-11-2022 21:32
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Posted on 29-04-2022 07:53

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No. You could argue that the frontal plates are not touching, hence it should be tshernovae. But many “tshernovae”. proof to be argyrocephala when genitalia are checked: the infamous var. pseudotshernovae var. nov. of argyrocephala Smile

Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 11-05-2022 20:58

Location: Northern Germany, Lower Saxony
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Thank you Theo -
then it's M. tshernovae/argyrocephala.

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