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Chloropidae for ID, C Spain --> Capnoptera sp.
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Posted on 11-02-2016 12:49
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Found feeding on daisies in Mingorrubio, outskirts of Madrid, C Spain on 17.IV.2015. The species is found every year in the same location in good numbers. Can at least the genus be ID for sure?? Thanks in advance!! Smile
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Posted on 11-02-2016 14:43
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It looks like Capnoptera. And since the third antennal segment looks relatively long I think it could be C. pilosa.
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Thanks a lot, Rui! Smile Don't worry, I am very happy just with Capnoptera sp. as I couldn't get enough detail Wink All the best

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Chloropidae, Chloropinae: Capnoptera pilosa Loew, 1866 is confirmed here. Ebejer & Andrade (2015: The Chloropidae (Diptera, Brachycera) of mainland Portugal with description of a new species of Lasiosina Becker. - Entomologist's monthly Magazine 115: 227-271) published further photographs. The species is difficult to distinguish from C. scutata (Rossius, 1790) as both species are known for a certain colour variability with stripes on the scutum [here absent]. The writer possesses a long scutata series collected by P. Tschorsnig in Villar de Siervo, province Salamanca, Spain, in which all specimens possess light-yellow stripes on the scutum and in which the 3rd antennal segment is only slightly longer than deep and of normal small size. Duda in Lindner (1932-1933: 153) writes that the 3rd antennal segment of pilosa is “distinctly larger” than that of scutata, which the writer cannot confirm. This rare mediterranean species is not known from Central Europe (except Hungary); the genus is closely related to Chlorops Meigen, 1803 in which certain species also possess hairs on the anepimeron (= mesopleuron).
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