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Parhelophilus versicolor or frutetorum? -> Parhelophilus sp.
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Posted on 03-07-2020 09:19

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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 22:47
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Posted on 03-07-2020 21:31
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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 22:47

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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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08.08.20 14:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

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

02.08.20 10:02
I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

30.07.20 21:32
Have you checked the FAQ already?

30.07.20 02:23
cannot upload photos, it says wrong name. can someone please explain the exact procedure and the does and donts?

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Don't use the preview, post directly.

17.07.20 01:44
Hi, apologies but also can't get photos to load. They are jpg, <300K, no spaces in names. Help? Smile

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Hi Anders. No blanks in filename permitted

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