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Hybomitra solstitialis? Nope, it's Hybomitra tarandina
Rupert Huber
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Posted on 03-06-2023 18:08
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Hi all!

Is it possible to confirm (or correct) Hybomitra solstitialis with these frontal pictures? It's the closest I can find in Theo's book (eye pattern, orange antennas).
On the second pic one can see, that the femurs of the frontal legs are mostly black.

Unfortunately it flew away without allowing me a dorsal or lateral pic.

About as big as my well known alltime friend H. auripila.

3.6.2023, Germany, Upper Bavaria, Northern slopes of Mt. Hochfelln, close to side summit called "Bründlinkopf", on a meadow used as ski slope during winter, about 1190 m a.s.l., coordinates 47.76938, 12.56328.
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Edited by Rupert Huber on 03-06-2023 19:37
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2nd pic
Rupert Huber attached the following image:

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Posted on 03-06-2023 19:15

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Did you check the colour if the legs ?

It is H. tarandina, very rare in Germany !!

Theo (the same)

Rupert Huber
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Many thanks Theo!

Seems to be a good mountain for rarities - last year's Odontomyia hydroleon (you remember, I guess) was from there, too. Maybe I'll go there again tomorrow. Smile
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It was known from Bayern, but I still need to check what wolfgang (Schacht) had to say on tarandina.

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Austria - Voratlberg, Lower Austria, Styria: MALLY M. 1989: Catalogus Faunae Austriae, Teil XIX k: Diptera: Tabanidae. – Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 54 pp.
Germany - Bavaria: SCHACHT W. 1979: Die Bremsen-Fauna des Murnauer Mooses, Oberbayern (Dipt., Tabanidae). – Nachrichtenblatt
der Bayerischen Entomologen, 28(2): 22–23. –– SCHACHT W. 1992: Fliegen aus dem Schluifelder Moos, OberBayern. Erste Liste (Diptera: Stratiomyidae, Tabanidae, Rhagionidae, Leptogastridae, Asilidae, Syrphidae). – Entomofauna (Zeitschrift für Entomologie), 13(13): 233–242. –– SCHACHT W. 1994: Zweiflügler aus Bayern V (Diptera: Coenomyiidae, Xylophagidae, Xylomyiidae, Tabanidae, Athericidae, Rhagionidae). – Entomofauna (Zeitschrift für Entomologie), 15(46): 521–534. –– SCHACHT W. 2010: Katalog der Zweiflügler (Mücken und Fliegen) Bayerns. Familienliste – Artenliste – Literaturverzeichnis – Bestimmungsliteratur (Insecta: Diptera). –, 76 pp.
Czechia - Bohemian Forest, Ore Mts.: DVOŘÁK L., VLK R. & BARTÁK M. 2013: Hybomitra tarandina (Linnaeus, 1758) v České republice (Diptera: Tabanidae) (Hybomitra tarandina (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Czech Republic (Diptera: Tabanidae)). – Západočeské entomologické listy, 4: 74–76.

I can send the PDFs...
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Posted on 04-06-2023 09:57

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Thanks Libor ! I was not st home, no access to my library.

Please note that tarandinanis also recorded (recently!) neas Hannover, this forum !


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