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Bombyliidae: Villa hottentotta? =>Villa sp.
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Posted on 13-09-2017 22:23

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Coastal dune in Chalkidiki (Greece), September 10, 2017.
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Edited by KostasZontanos on 14-09-2017 06:59
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looks odd to me. hottentotta is doubtful. You have far too many Villa in Greece. Maybe Piluca has an opinion...
John and Nini
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Thank you!
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Unfortunately, Greece is entirely out of my comfort zone [as if there is a comfort zone at all when regarding Villa, apart from Northern Europe, where the situation is more or less manageable as there are only a few species]. Even in Spain there are many taxonomic problems to solve. In Greece, this is even worse. The only sensible ID to give from this picture is a female Villa sp. I completely agree with John's opinion...
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Many thanks Piluca.
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09.02.18 11:00
Thx very much for the help

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syn. n. = synonymum novum = new synonym

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Hello Can anyone help out with this abbreviation syn. n. Thx

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19.12.17 08:29
Hello, is there anybody who have Agromyzidae from Azores, Madeira and Portugal? Milos

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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

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Thorax black, somewhat shiny, with sparse dark grey dusting.

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