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Richard Fasen
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Posted on 25-01-2020 16:21
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Hi,
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.


Kind regards,
Richard
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Could it be Machimus(Tolmerus) atricapillus ?
 
Danny Wolff
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Posted on 26-01-2020 12:04
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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
Recently published:
Wolff, Gebel & Geller-Grimm (2018): Die Raubfliegen Deutschlands (The robberflies of Germany)
https://www.human...LLER-GRIMM
 
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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
Greetings,

Reinoud

Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium: https://www.jeugdbondsuitgeverij.nl/product/field-guide-to-the-robberflies-of-the-netherlands-and-belgium/

https://www.nev.nl/diptera/
 
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