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Parhelophilus versicolor or frutetorum? -> Parhelophilus sp.
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Posted on 03-07-2020 08:19

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just found this picture from lasr summer and realized that this hoverfly hasn't been named yet Wink

Is this Parhelophilus veriscolor or P. frutetorum?

Length approx 10mm (if I remember this right)
Germany Brandenburg, Fährsee, amongst trees a few yards from the lake
24-June 2019

Renate attached the following image:

Edited by Renate on 03-07-2020 21:47
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Posted on 03-07-2020 20:31
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It is a female and thus hopeless... See https://diptera.i...;pid=98417 and the descriptions and pictures given here: https://www.flick...263217876/. Males can be told apart if there is a picture of the lower side of femur 3, as P. frutetorum has a bristle-tipped tubercle under its base. But the identification of females from photos is hardly possible - sorry!
Regards, Sundew
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Posted on 03-07-2020 21:47

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at least it's not only me who can't tell - Parhelophilus sp. it will be, then Smile

Thanks for your reply
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