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Asilidae Netherlands
Richard Fasen
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Posted on 25-01-2020 17:21

Location: Veldhoven
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I am not able to figure out what the exact family name of the robber fly as shown in the picture is.
Can anyone give me a hint or clue to look further?

I thought it was BRACHYRHOPALINAE. but that's not correct.
Also the color of the eyes is somewhat strange to me.

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Edited by Richard Fasen on 25-01-2020 17:23
Richard Fasen
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Posted on 25-01-2020 20:46

Location: Veldhoven
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Could it be Machimus(Tolmerus) atricapillus ?
Danny Wolff
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Posted on 26-01-2020 13:04
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Richard Fasen wrote:
Could it be Machimus(Tolmerus) atricapillus ?

Yes, this would also be my best proposal, but in most cases female Tolmerus-specimens on pictures can not be identified to species level.

Greetings, Danny
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Wolff, Gebel & Geller-Grimm (2018): Die Raubfliegen Deutschlands (The robberflies of Germany)
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Posted on 31-01-2020 20:11
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Location: Tilburg Netherlands
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Of course Danny is right but the other look-a-like species have never been recorded from the Netherlands, so so I think you can savely name this one T. atricapillus


Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium:
Mariastraat 12
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28.08.20 12:57
That woul be up to me, as an administrator. Smile

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02.08.20 10:10
Ok... lower case naming for images.. understood,Lothar

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I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

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