Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Haematopota pseudolusitanica?

Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:20
#1

Hi,

Could this be Haematopota pseudolusitanica?

location: Miranda do Douro, Portugal
date: 09/06/2021

Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:21
#2

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Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:21
#3

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Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:21
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Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:21
#5

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Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:22
#6

mid femur

Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:23
#7

hind femur

Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 00:23
#8

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Posted by Zeegers on 24-07-2021 12:19
#9

It is a male, so the swollen first antennal segment means nothing.
Pseudolusitanica is to me a cryotic species, I would start with considering ocelligera.


Theo

Posted by Rui Andrade on 24-07-2021 15:34
#10

Hi Theo, thank you for your input.

In the key of Fauna Iberica H. pseudolusitanica is separated from H. crassicornis/ocelligera/eugeniae by the colour of femora and by the presence of greyish spots on tergite 2 (absent in the other species). It was especially because of this last feature that I thought of H. pseudolusitanica.
If H. pseudolusitanica is discarded, I indeed arrive to H. ocelligera, since scape is without greyish dust in H. crassicornis and its shape is different in H. eugeniae.