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Ceratopogonidae : Forcipomyia ?
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Here is a Ceratopogonidae that I collected the 7th of May 2020 in Southern France near Montpellier. I believe it belongs to the genus Forcipomyia, but I am not quite sure.
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The wing.
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Forcipomyia. Based on the long hind basitarsus, probably not in the typical subgenus.
 
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Thanks!
I have several morphotypes that I believe should correspond to distinct species. I could not find keys for European species in this genus. Would you have any references to start with?
 
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rumsais_blatrix wrote:
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I have several morphotypes that I believe should correspond to distinct species. I could not find keys for European species in this genus. Would you have any references to start with?


I don't know how to identify European species. Even in North America I would have trouble.

The foundation of subgeneric classification is

Saunders, L. G. 1956. Revision of the genus Forcipomyia based on characters of all stages (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 34. doi:10.1139/z56-065

If you are lucky, you will find your specimens in a subgenus with few enough species to allow you to compare species descriptions.
 
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Thank you. I will try to get the paper. It will at least give me clues on which characters are relevant to sort specimens into morphospecies.
 
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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 https://diptera.in
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d.php?thread_id=99
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

11.02.21 09:15
No worries. Not everyone has time all the time. Wink

06.02.21 22:18
I am sincerely sorry for this comment. You are doing your best and I am very grateful for your work. I'm sorry. Beate

06.02.21 18:23
Hallo, I have a question. Are there any hidden rules in this forum? Do you have to upload spectacular flies to get answers? As soon as the inquiries slide to page two or further, they rest gently

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