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Posted on 26-07-2005 22:50

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This fly was the biggest I ever saw. SW Germany, June 2004.
Size about 30 mm.

Is it safe to assume it was Tabanus sudeticus?

cheers - martin adler

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Posted on 27-07-2005 10:22

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Dear Martin,

where is the picture? I can?t see it.

Paul Beuk
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Posted on 27-07-2005 21:05

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Very nice !!!
Of course a Tabanus of this size is never 'safe', but it is a sudeticus alright.
Notice the reddish eyes: those are greenish in bovinus, reddish in sudeticus. This feature gets lost after death, so thank you very very much for the pictures.

By the way, the feature is Kroeber's, not mine.
I just revived it (Dazen en Dazenlarven, Zeegers & van Haaren, 2000).

Theo Zeegers
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Posted on 29-07-2005 09:09

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Theo, thanks a lot for your comments!

martin adler
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