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Metopia sp. - ID possible?
Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Posted on 28-04-2022 20:00
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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
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Zeegers
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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


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Jann Wuebbenhorst
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Thank you Theo -
then it's M. tshernovae/argyrocephala.

Jann
 
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