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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
Stephane Lebrun
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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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Posted on 14-11-2017 10:28

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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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