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Dolichopodidae ID
johan v
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Posted on 04-12-2020 10:11

Location: Belgium
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I found this species in National Parc Hoge Kempen, Belgium
Dry area with heathland. Attracted to light.
Date : 09-09-2020
Is this Dolichopus simplex ?

Best regards
John Carr
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Posted on 04-12-2020 16:51
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Some other Dolichopodinae.
Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 07-12-2020 08:22
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Tachytrechus sp.
Igor Grichanov
johan v
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Posted on 07-12-2020 10:59

Location: Belgium
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Ok. Thank you Igor.

After your answer I was looking at this key :

but I'm a bit stuck on page 114 after number 10 - Antennal scape and pedicel reddish yellow at least beneath .

Any help is welcome.

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Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 08-12-2020 07:27
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At least scape (1st segment) distinctly yellow. It is Tachytrechus notatus female quite probable, commonest species in Europe.
Igor Grichanov
johan v
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Posted on 08-12-2020 08:35

Location: Belgium
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Thank you very much Igor.TumbsUp
Marc Pollet
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Posted on 20-12-2020 01:35

Location: Welle (Denderleeuw)
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In Belgium, it is most likely T. notatus or T. insignis. Check Assis Fonseca (1978) or Parent (1938) for this. Both keys are available online.
johan v
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Posted on 15-01-2021 07:23

Location: Belgium
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Thank you
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29.03.21 09:55
@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

14.03.21 15:00
Check your Messenger.

11.03.21 17:23
Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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