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Empis maculata group -> more?
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Posted on 26-05-2020 18:38
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This Empis from Sunday evening has patterned wings, as shown in the upper picture taken without flash. The fly then flew away to mate, and I got only a few more pictures. - Paul wrote in https://diptera.i...d_id=83929: "Maculated wings, yellowish red coxae, all black antennae: E. maculata". However, I am not sure if the antennae of my fly are completely black. And I did not find a description of E. apicalis, another candidate. So is E. maculata group the most we can say, or can a species name be found? (The location was southwestern Germany, 20 km west of Stuttgart.)
Many thanks for your help,
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Edited by Sundew on 26-05-2020 18:39
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Here is another male from the same day and location, eaten by a crab spider (Diaea dorsata).
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No opinions at all?
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Posted on 15-06-2020 03:25
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I'll give it another try...
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I think maculata and variegata are the only two with maculated wings in the subgenus that occur in Germany.

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Thanks, Paul! According to Chvala (1994), A. variegata has black coxae that are densely grey dusted, whereas the E. maculata in https://www.bioli...nid=120783 has red coxae like mine. So I think E. maculata is the right name.
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