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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
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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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16.12.17 15:08
If you know of any useful key(s) to the families of Diptera in the PUPAL stage, please send e-mail (spies@zi.biologie or post references here. Thank you Martin Spies

15.12.17 14:01
Danke Paul

12.12.17 12:36
Thorax black, somewhat shiny, with sparse dark grey dusting.

12.12.17 11:24
Thorax schwarz, etwas glänzend, mit spärlicher dunkelgrauer Bereifung Hallo, can anyone help translate the word Bereifung, I get tyre which of course doesn't fit Thx

20.11.17 15:09
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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
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.

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