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Tachinidae (Dexiinae ?) from E Spain to ID, please -> Hyperaea femoralis
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Posted on 14-02-2018 14:31
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Location: Oviedo, N Spain
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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 19:12
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Another view of the same specimen
Marian attached the following image:

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Posted on 14-02-2018 18:14

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

Zeuxia zernyi

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Posted on 16-02-2018 07:57

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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

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Posted on 16-02-2018 19:11
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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


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