Thread subject: :: Phalacrotophora -> P. delageae

Posted by Carnifex on 06-10-2021 22:41

Here's one for Paul:
species ID possible with these photos?

Donauinsel, Vienna in June

Edited by Carnifex on 08-10-2021 05:06

Posted by Paul Beuk on 07-10-2021 07:02

Phalacrotophora delageae, female

Posted by Carnifex on 08-10-2021 05:05

Great that ID was possible, this might very well be a new addition to the Austrian fauna.
I could observe the swarming behavior as well as the head-down posture and wing waving/singing that Tony Irwin described in his publication. Not surprisingly, all individuals I caught were females.

Here's one in situ photo