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Small neotropical Asilidae (French Guiana)
Bernard Perthuis
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Posted on 18-01-2020 14:19

Location: French Guiana
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Only 6 mm body length for this Asilidae from Kourou, French Guiana.
I was not able to go far in the identification.
In "Le Monde des Insectes" french forum, they said to me it could be a Laphriinae or a Stenopogoninae
What do you think of that ?
Eric Fisher
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Posted on 18-01-2020 18:52
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This looks to be an Atomosia sp. (male). This is a huge neotropical genus; species-level identifications are generally not possible at present.

These small asilids are are members of the group Atomosiini, which is variously treated as either a tribe of the subfamily Laphriinae or as an independent subfamily Atomosiinae.
Bernard Perthuis
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Posted on 18-01-2020 19:06

Location: French Guiana
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Thanks for all these informations.
I thought it was "almost" clearly an Atomosiini, and you could confirm it, that's great.
I think we now can classify it as Atomosia sp. in "Le Monde des Insectes" forum.
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