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Alliopsis silvestris ? (was Anthomyiidae?)
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Posted on 12-11-2017 15:59

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Is it possible to tell which genus and spieces this male are.
Photo from 19 June 2017 Icktjärn 62 N, E 17 Ångermanland, Sweden.

Thanks for your help in advance

Kurt Holmqvist
kurt attached the following image:

Edited by kurt on 14-11-2017 17:15
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Alliopsis silvestris ?
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Stephane Lebrun wrote:
Alliopsis silvestris ?

Probably. This one is male (plain fore tarsi).
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Thanks for your help Stephane and John
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On this photo we can see a relative long pv on the hindtibia.
There are 5 species with a pv seta above middle of the hindtibia.
A. borealis, billbergi, denticauda, silvestris and teriolensis.
All species except A. borealis are present in Sweden.
Looking at the visible characteristics I agree with Alliopsis silvestris.

In your other thread, we can't see the pv on t3, but I think it also is A. silvestris female

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Thanks for your help Johanna
Kurt Holmqvist
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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.

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

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