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Asilidae ID (China) -> Machimus/Neomochtherus/similar genera
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Posted on 18-06-2020 10:18
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Hello all:
This Asilid is seen today in Shanghai, China landing on my towel. Any ideas? I think it looks similar to Promachus sp.
Thanks in advance!
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Edited by kevin_cheng on 16-10-2020 10:59
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Posted on 18-06-2020 10:22
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Posted on 18-06-2020 16:47

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Subfamily Asilinae, but not Promachus. Closer to the Machimus-group of genera.
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Posted on 19-06-2020 02:26
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Hi Chris:
Thanks! I kept the specimen. Are there any features that will help with the ID?
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Posted on 19-06-2020 23:27
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It belongs to the Asilinae, something near Neomochtherus


Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium:
Mariastraat 12
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Posted on 20-06-2020 02:49
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Thanks to both of you!
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