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male Fannia specimen>Azelia zetterstedti
philporter
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Posted on 11-09-2018 20:29
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Can anyone make a suggestion about the identity of this Fannia male. It was caught in a malaise trap in an well-planted garden isolated in intensive arable farming in the English Lincolnshire fens in June this year. The wings are heavily shaded in brown.
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The thoracic dorsum is strikingly divided into the sub-shining anterior section and the heavily dusted posterior, the scutellum is similarly divided with the tip only dusted.
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The abdomen has segments 3+4 with fairly distinct paired spots divided by an interrupted dark central vitta.
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The only unusual feature of the legs seemed to be a stout blunt postero-ventral spine standing in a line of similar fine setae.
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The lower squama is produced beyond the upper, both dark brown.
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I should add that the spine on the 4th picture is on the mid femur
 
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I should add that the spine on the 4th picture is on the mid femur
 
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Looks more like an Azelia sp.
 
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Many thanks Roger. Now that i re-assess the alignment of the anal vein area, I see that you are right; it is not Fannia but Azelia zetterstedti. I did think it looked a bit fancy for a Fannia!
 
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