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Stratiomyidae - Pycnomalla splendens (female)
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Posted on 22-04-2024 21:05
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Nope. First antennal segment is too short and spines on scutellum are lacking. It seems to be a Lasiopa, which I did not expect from Iberia. Your catalogue gives one species:
L. rufitarsis, but description by Rozkosny does not fit.
It might be some North African species (or even genus) heading north.

Theo
 
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Thanks 😊

When I saw it I realize it was something special!
 
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This is a female of Pycnomalla splendens! They are common in north Africa and most of Spain, also found far East as Israel! Great pics!
Martin Hauser
 
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Thanks Smile
 
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Thanks, Martin ! I knew I was wrong, but then again, not totally.
 
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