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Rhinophoridae - Paykullia maculata, teneral
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Posted on 18-07-2020 01:00
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Yesterday I found this Rhinophorid in a wood, sitting on a cut log. It was about 5-6 mm long, and I thought of a female Rhinophora lepida, but I find the mouth edge less protruding and the stalk on vein R4+5 longer. Especially puzzling is the bicoloured frontal vitta that is light in the middle part. So what can it be, perhaps a Stevenia? Help is appreciated!
The location was southwestern Germany, 20 km west of Stuttgart.
Thanks, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 18-07-2020 23:39
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Posted on 18-07-2020 01:01
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Two more pics; in the upper one the pale halter knob is visible.
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Posted on 18-07-2020 10:20

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Yes, this one is confusing. It is neither Rhinophora nor Stevenia, the facial bristles are lacking. The head profile is indeed characteristic ... for Paykullia.
The darkening in the wing is lacking, this happens in very fresh specimens...

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Ah - a teneral Paykullia maculata, that's it! There are pictures in the internet (e.g. https://www.flick...345652660/) that also show the peculiar frontal vitta that obviously turns dark later on. Many thanks for that hint!
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