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Bombyliidae Anthracinae
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Posted on 12-08-2017 20:36

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In a natural history museum. Caught at Peloponnese, Greece
Isidro attached the following image:

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Edit: Isidro doesn't want my opinion.
Edited by johnes81 on 12-08-2017 22:27
John and Nini. Naturalists not experts.
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Posted on 12-08-2017 21:49

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Yes, of course that I'm asking what is it. We are in the Identification Queries section and Diptera (Adults) subsection. This section is for asking for identifications.

You can see that the label doesn't included the name. If the museum had their insects in display tagged with the name easily visible I would not ask for them in insect forums. In fact, most of the display specimens are unlabeled, even without a location and data label.

Don't worry, somebody more knowlegdeable in Bombyliidae may appear here (David Gibbs, I hope). None of the genus you said fits, maybe only Poecilanthrax could be, but I can't find a Poecilanthrax like this one.

Thanks for your reply and effort. We will keep searching.
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Posted on 12-08-2017 21:55

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After some research I think that I've found it: Exoprosopa pectoralis. However, I need confirmation please.
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Posted on 11-12-2017 16:10

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pectoralis is correct this specimen has a complete denudet abdomen
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