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Conopidae - Conops cf. flavifrons
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Posted on 01-09-2007 23:43
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* locality - Silgueiros - Viseu - PORTUGAL
* date - 2007.09.01
* size - 6 mm (medium fly)
* habitat - open land
* substrate - on Mentha sp. flowers.

here on pine of Pinus sp.

Conops ? Physocephala? awkward

EDIT---> Title changed from "Another conopid caught today." to "Conopidae - Conops cf. flavifrons"
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Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 14-09-2007 22:26
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Posted on 01-09-2007 23:53
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other view..
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Posted on 02-09-2007 14:11

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Well, as far as I understand Jens-Hermann, this should be Conops again.

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Posted on 02-09-2007 20:26

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Yes - it is again Conops cf flavifrons.


P. s. It is realy hard to identify Physocephala and it is hardly possible to explain the characters at a picture. You are welcome to send material for identification and when you see larger series you wil recognise the species. There are many characters that are used in older keys veryx variable within one spoecies (pleural stripe, colouration of the wing in a few species, colouration of the legs, ...)
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Posted on 02-09-2007 20:33
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awkward ok. I will fix all ancient threads. Smile
But still lacks an explanation that certainly would interest all of us. Smile Thank you.
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Posted on 02-09-2007 20:39
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I hope you collect them! I am everytime surprised by what you discover in your backyard! Smile
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Posted on 02-09-2007 20:56
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I collected all I saw. Today I saw Chaoboridae (the first!), literally thousands of Sciomyzidae (I found a paradise for Nikita - eheh), one utterly awesome chloropid (perhaps one of the most beautiful I saw - beats even the beautiful Mythicomyiidae of javig - ), Tachypeza sp.; a strange syrphid, a new Tachinidae in the same place of Bauhmaeuria microps, again the Cyrtus gibbus (it is rather common here), but no Ogcodes, no Acrocera, no Astomella, no Mythicomyiidae, no Fallenia, no Dryomyzidae, no .... Smile

And I found evaniidae wasp, and a new spectacular ichneumonid. Wink

I was in Serra da Estrela. Great place! Smile
Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 02-09-2007 20:59
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Posted on 02-09-2007 21:00
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Jorge, you are spoilt Wink
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Posted on 02-09-2007 21:01
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of course, there is much more. No more spoilers now Pfft
Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 02-09-2007 21:08
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