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Bibio 2018
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Posted on 17-02-2019 09:15
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Hello,

I collected this one in early april 2018, 12 km south of Paris, in a park, on cherry flowers ; there were hundreds of its.

I think it's a male Bibionidae Bibio ... 10,5 mm.

Could it be identified to species level ?
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Posted on 17-02-2019 10:11
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According to this key, I see "Front tibia with a pair of large spurs" so it is Bibio rather than Dilophus ?

Body >10mm long
Spring flying, legs all black

Is this leading to Bibio marci or are there other lookalike species in France ?

Thanks ! Wink


EDIT : Bibio marci have black eyes ... this one red eyes ...
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and wing venation. —>. Bibio marci

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Vein r-s longer than r-m ==> B. marci
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Many thanks Theo and Eugene !! SmileWink
 
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