Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 8

· Members Online: 1

· Total Members: 4,011
· Newest Member: _Stefan_
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· binturongOnline
· RamiP00:25:44
· Tjitske Lubach00:56:59
· blaauw700:58:43
· libor01:07:34
· Tony Irwin01:10:26
· Andre Burgers01:33:31
· mcerny01:42:57
· bgmot01:52:27
· tabiatdostu02:04:27
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Tachinidae (Dexiinae ?) from E Spain to ID, please -> Hyperaea femoralis
#1 Print Post
Posted on 14-02-2018 15:31
User Avatar


Location: Oviedo, N Spain
Posts: 283
Joined: 24.06.11

At first glance, I took this for Eriothrix rufomaculatus but now I think I was mistaken. :-( Can it be other species? Help, please!

Taken at about 1500 m of altitude, in Teruel Province (eastern Spain), in August of 2016. On Eryngium campestre, in moorland.

Thanks in advance!

Marian attached the following image:

Edited by Marian on 16-02-2018 20:12
#2 Print Post
Posted on 14-02-2018 15:32
User Avatar


Location: Oviedo, N Spain
Posts: 283
Joined: 24.06.11

Another view of the same specimen
Marian attached the following image:

#3 Print Post
Posted on 14-02-2018 19:14

Location: Soest, NL
Posts: 12652
Joined: 21.07.04

!! Well spotted !! It is a familiar pitfall for rufomac.

Zeuxia zernyi

#4 Print Post
Posted on 16-02-2018 08:57

Location: Soest, NL
Posts: 12652
Joined: 21.07.04

That was too fast. Yes, it has a nice costal spine, but the marginal setae on syntergite 1&2 denies zernyi. And it does not fit any other Zeuxia either.

So, after reconsidering, and having a better look at the head profile:it is Hyperaea.
You have only one: femoralis.

Sorry for the mistake

#5 Print Post
Posted on 16-02-2018 20:11
User Avatar


Location: Oviedo, N Spain
Posts: 283
Joined: 24.06.11

No worries, Theo, besides I'm very happy with the final ID, it's a lifer for me. :-)

Thanks a lot for you effort and sorry for the trouble the little beast caused. Wink


Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Tachinidae ? Diptera (adults) 7 25-06-2018 15:05
Tachinidae Diptera (adults) 4 25-06-2018 10:49
Tachinidae - Norway - Prooppia nigripalpis Diptera (adults) 11 24-06-2018 20:40
Please help. (South of Spain). Diptera (adults) 5 24-06-2018 08:32
Tachinidae ID? Diptera (adults) 2 23-06-2018 13:11
Date and time
25 June 2018 19:31


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

22.06.18 15:00
Help again can any1 give me the full title of Kulon. Allat. Kozlem Thx

20.06.18 12:13
THx Paul

18.06.18 20:27

18.06.18 14:56
Thx Paul, I could go for vitta on the abdomen narrows towards the end of the abdomen!

15.06.18 18:36
Would 'narrowing stripe on the back' fit?

11.06.18 13:38
Hello Can any1 help with the words Rückenstrieme dann schmäler werdender Rückenstrieme Thx, Elis

09.06.18 09:14
Smile Nice to meet you! Smile

06.06.18 08:05
I have trouble to send a message...

05.06.18 08:42
I have not seen any used. In Diptera it is relatively rare...

31.05.18 14:27
Hi guys! There is a word in english to refer to an insect when it doesn't have mouthparts? Like some fishs called agnatha.

Render time: 1.82 seconds | 134,703,953 unique visits