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Unknown syrphid from Lappland (2) - Melanostoma sp.
Marc T
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Posted on 10-09-2017 09:28
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Hi together,

I've found this nice hoverfly a couple of days ago (Thu, Sept. 07th, 2017) in the evening close to Puuluoto (Finnland, Lappland, Tornio) on cf. Achillea sp. Size was about 8mm in length.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Edited by Marc T on 13-09-2017 05:25
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tergites (hopefully same specimen!?)
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Melanostoma sp.

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Thx Paul, 2 times!!!

BR, Marc
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20.11.17 15:09
Pls sign to help save Botanophila fonsecai https://home.38deg
seca. Thx

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

26.10.17 13:37
Yes it looks like a typo error e instead of a Thanks you

26.10.17 09:54

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