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Spectacular Stratiomyidae from Botswana
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Posted on 23-02-2016 16:50
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A friend in Letsibogo, Botswana, caught these two shots of a moderate-sized member of the Stratiomyidae (I think!) but we both wonder whether anyone could narrow that down a bit.
Two photos. She estimated the size as 10-12 mm.
IDs, discussions or guesses would be welcome.
Thanks for attention.
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Here is more detail of the head.
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Odontomyia sp. One of the few metallic species. They need a revision before you can get a species ID... very pretty fly
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Martin, many thanks. That was most helpful.
Forgive my delayed reply; I haven't been "flying" much lately. But I shall pass this on.
Cheers,
Jon
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18.10.17 14:40
Thanks very much Paul- you know loads!

18.10.17 09:07
Zoologicheskii Zhurnal: http://pleiades.o.
..al/zooeng/

16.10.17 14:24
Hello Can any1 give me a link to this journal pls? zool. J. Moscow Thx

10.10.17 14:39
Thanks again Paul, looks like a ditto

10.10.17 10:35

09.10.17 14:12
Sorry to bother- from a German book - desgl. can anyone give me the full name of the abbrev. and what it means?

06.10.17 15:03
For any1 who is interested in this article http://www.zoboda.
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06.10.17 15:00
That's great thank you Paul

06.10.17 09:23
Older records (<1986) may refer to Phaonia meigeni Pont, 1986. Misidentification of earlier authors.

06.10.17 08:36
He synonymizes Anthomyia lugubris with Aricia morio which is now Phaonia morio.

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