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Neomochterus geniculatus ? => Yes
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Posted on 11-11-2018 20:26

Location: Paris area, France
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sorry for this bad picture: someone walked on it ... and so, I found it dead in a veranda from western France (Loire-Atlantique) in early may 2018.

size : 15,8 mm.

Looking at the red tibia I and red tip of femur I, could it be Neomochterus geniculatus ? A female.

Thanks ! Wink
pat_der2003 attached the following image:

Edited by pat_der2003 on 11-11-2018 23:46
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Posted on 11-11-2018 22:41
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Location: Tilburg Netherlands
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Frown It had probably been lying there since the summer before, but I agree with your ID.


Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium:
Mariastraat 12
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Posted on 11-11-2018 23:41

Location: Paris area, France
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Thanks a lot Reinoud ! Smile

You mean this is a species which flies in summer ?

It makes sense : actually I went twice in this house, in spring (early may) and in summer (july).

during these vacations, I have collected few dead insects in this veranda ; so I think I went wrong : it should be in july for this one.

Thanks ! Smile
Edited by pat_der2003 on 11-11-2018 23:45
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