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Clytiomyia continua, not Eliozeta
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Posted on 06-07-2008 00:11
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This small flower visitor I have seen for the first time today, and I do not know where to put it - but you surely do, so help me. please!
Many thanks, Sundew
Sundew attached the following image:

Edited by Sundew on 01-08-2008 14:42
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 06-07-2008 08:51
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Makes me think of Eliozeta of the Tachinidae.

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Posted on 06-07-2008 11:26
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Eliozeta sp. (if not I would be very surprised)

Sundew, there are tachinids that can be smaller than Siphona, like some Phasia spp. Smile
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Posted on 06-07-2008 15:03
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Tiny predators for tiny hosts... Who knows the German Eliozeta species? I have more pics, if needed, and they allow for much more magnification.
Sundew (still hoping for a name)
Edited by Sundew on 06-07-2008 15:05
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It should be either E. pellucens or E. helluo, shouldn't it? How can I discriminate between these species? No chance? Chris?
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Posted on 14-07-2008 01:22
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Theo is the expert on these - I have only seen one species of Eliozeta and it's not found in the UK Sad In the Central European key Eliozeta and Clytiomya are very similar and can only be distinguished using the katepisternal bristles but Theo knows the range of colours/dusting exhibited by each genera/species Smile
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Unfortunately, Theo's opinion is still missing...
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Posted on 01-08-2008 13:42

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Sorry, folks.
If it is from berlin:
The third antennal segment is too short for E. pellucens.
It is a male, it's too dark for male E. helluo.
So it must be Clytiomyia continua.

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Posted on 01-08-2008 14:43
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We all, including the fly, are absolutely satisfied with this name and as grateful to you, Theo.
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