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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. Naturalists not experts.
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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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Posted on 25-09-2017 19:20

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Many thanks Piluca.
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