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Thricops (thanks, Stephane)
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Posted on 13-11-2017 17:59

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I've been wrestling with this for a couple of days now. Looks like a Mydaea, but keys like a Phaonia. Or possibly something in the Azelini (It has crossed frontal bristles). Or ... !!! No doubt I'm misinterpreting something or making a stupid assumption. All help much appreciated!
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Edited by AliCullaloe on 14-11-2017 10:23
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2nd photo - strong pd (?) bristle on t3
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Edited by AliCullaloe on 13-11-2017 18:10
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It's a female Thricops. You forgot to mention the location...
If it is from Europa, my guess would be T. albibasalis.
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Thanks, Stephane

No idea how I managed to skip hind coxae! After that everything falls into place.

Pretty close to albibasalis. I think its sudeticus, with dusted prementum and black palps. Arista also pubescent only. Not entirely happy with the prealar:notopleural2 ratio but with the other characters I think the apparently more common (Scotland) sudeticus is a better candidate. Ill post some more pics to the thread later.

Thanks again
Stephane Lebrun
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Thanks for the feedback. It seems the frons has interfrontals on the firsts picture, that supports T. sudeticus too. Wink
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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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