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Tabanidae: Pangonius striatus
Nick Upton
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Posted on 08-02-2019 22:26
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12mm striped Tabanid feeding on Sea Holly flowers on a beach, near Arbatax, Sardinia, June 2018

I recognised this as a male Pangonius sp. and based on this post https://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=40812 suspect it is the Sardinian endemic P. striatus, but would welcome confirmation of this.
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Looks very promising indeed ! I am off to the dutch Diptera society meeting now, I will come back to you.
Did you collect it, by any chance ?

Theo
 
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Many thanks Theo. I'll wait to hear more after your meeting. Sorry, no specimen, though I may go back to that part of Sardinia another time, as it was stunning and rich for wildlife of all kinds! The same clump of Sea Holly yielded a nice tachinid, Cylindromia rufifrons: https://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=88885 plus a Dwarf mantis, a stunning parasitoid wasp Leucospis gigas and lots of other wasps and Butterflies.
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No surprise here: I can definitely confirm this is striatus. Very nice find.


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Posted on 20-02-2019 11:15
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Many thanks Theo, much appreciated.
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