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Apodacra sp (Sarcophagidae)
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Posted on 29-04-2023 08:15

Location: Zaragoza, Spain
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La Almunia de doña Godina (Zaragoza, Spain), May 17th, 2021. Thanks!
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Edited by JavierZgz on 01-05-2023 08:13
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Posted on 30-04-2023 07:29

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Pretty interesting, note the petiole in the topcel.

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Posted on 30-04-2023 08:43

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I've been searching about your petiole clue and this could fit with genus Apodacra, with three species in Spain: cyprica, dispar [i] [i]and seriemaculata.

Could it be possible?
Edited by JavierZgz on 30-04-2023 08:45
John Carr
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Posted on 30-04-2023 13:22
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Pape (1996) lists the important characters of Apodacra:
- Small body size.
- Extensive yellowish colour.
- Flagellomere 1 at least 3x as long as pedicel.
- Vibrissa short, not exceeding distance between vibrissal sockets.
- Vibrissa black and bristly, strongly contrasting to adjacent hyaline setulae. - No supravibrissal setae.
- Wing cell r4+5 closed.
- Wing vein M distal to bend strongly sinuously curved.
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Posted on 30-04-2023 16:17

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Yes, it is Apodacra and it is out of my comfort zone.
There is a relative recent review by Verves et al.

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Posted on 01-05-2023 08:12

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Hard to know the species, as far as I've read about. It needs a clear view of the legs ...

Thanks Mr Zeegers & Mr Carr!
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