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Chrysops key character
Tony T
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Posted on 06-06-2007 22:49
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3 June 2007 New Brunswick Canada.
A very useful, and convenient, character for identifying female Chrysops spp. is the absence (top image C. calvus)) or presence (bottom C. mitis) of a yellow pollinose stripe on the clypeus. These character states readily divide the North American spp. into 2 more manageable groupings.
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As nicely illustrated.

In the Old World, unfortunately, the majority is of the lower type.

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20.11.17 15:09
Pls sign to help save Botanophila fonsecai https://home.38deg
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seca. Thx

17.11.17 14:22
Thanks Paul, interesting point

16.11.17 13:44
'Holding' might not be the perfect description. Apparently the armature makes contact with sensitive places on the female, coaxing her to agree to mate.

16.11.17 13:43
Is was not quite sure whether the word would apply correctly, but, yes, that is okay.

15.11.17 11:29
How about armature, would that fit? based on http://onlinelibra
ry.wiley.com/doi/1
0.1111/j.1365-3113
.2008.00422.x/pdf
it would seem that these spines etc are used to hold the female!

14.11.17 09:22
All spines, ridges, lobes, etc. on the femur.

14.11.17 08:36
I think bewaffnung is like weapons (on femur 1).

13.11.17 13:10
Hello can any1 tell me how to translate bewaffnung des femur 1? Thx

26.10.17 13:37
Yes it looks like a typo error e instead of a Thanks you

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