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Bombylisoma ?
gardnature
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Posted on 15-03-2017 00:04
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Dear All,

www.naturedugard.org/images/4/3333.jpg

I took this photo in South of France, Gard, Fournès, the 21/06/2011.

On insecte.org forum we think to a Bombylisoma because of the nervation. But I can't find something similar in some pictures seen on the Web.

Which will be your diagnostic ?

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Jean-Laurent Hentz
Beaucaire, Gard, France
 
Piet Nord
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It is Systoechus.
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Piet
 
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Thank you to put us on the good railway...

If I can eliminate S. ctenopterus with his black hair in the yellow fur, could I propose S. longirostris or is it too much presomptuous ?

An other question with this picture : does the color of the eyes change with sex ou age of the fly ? Because pictures show dark eyes or red eyes as mine.
Edited by gardnature on 15-03-2017 10:08
 
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It is not the wing nervation of Systoechus.
 
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You are right christoophe, sorry gardnature, I missidentified vein r-m in the picture.
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Wing venation would be consistent with Bombylisoma, if I see it well.
Greetings,
Henrik
Edited by piros on 16-03-2017 16:51
 
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Bombylisoma for sure, no shadow of doubt. The trouble is to give a positive ID for the species with only this picture. A more frontal view would be very welcome. If it turns out to be a female, there might be a chance it is B. melanocephalum (bold sexual dimorphism in this species). But again, with only this picture I would keep it as Bombylisoma sp.
Edited by Piluca_Alvarez on 16-03-2017 17:36
 
gardnature
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Posted on 21-03-2017 01:41
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Thank you.

I have no other picture but for sure I will be vigilant if I return in this part of the Gard.
 
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