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Posted on 13-08-2017 18:42
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This is from Cordoba, Argentina, but I also saw the same species in Buenos Aires. Villa sp.? Maybe Villa alternata? (Villa alternata is present in Argentina?)
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Villa alternata is North American. Several other species of Villa are recorded from Argentina.
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Posted on 13-08-2017 21:32
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I am unfamiliar with North American and South American Villa.
I try to collect books and keys so that I have a well rounded education.
I will work on getting an id but it could take awhile.

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Thank you both for the answers!
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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

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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.

14.11.17 08:36
I think bewaffnung is like weapons (on femur 1).

13.11.17 13:10
Hello can any1 tell me how to translate bewaffnung des femur 1? Thx

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