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Tipulidae aff. Limoniinae "stick like" from Madagascar
Carlos Galan
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Posted on 11-07-2019 21:56

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Hello, This specimen comes from Madagascar. It was in the middle of a big city (Antananarivo) in the Central Plateau, at around 1.100 meters above the sea level. According to its habitat, should be a common species in Madagascar. Please, could you tell me the tribe, genus species or any think you know?

Thanks a lot,

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Dmitry Gavryushin
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Posted on 04-09-2019 10:31
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Styringomyia (Limoniidae), not much is visible, yet of two black-coloured species known from Madagascar I'd suggest rather S. solocipennis (Enderlein, 1912) with legs uniformly black than S. leucoplagia Alexander, 1953 (femora with yellow subterminal ring). That's male (left) and apparently female (right).
Edited by Dmitry Gavryushin on 04-09-2019 10:33
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Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

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@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

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