Thread subject: :: Metopia sp. - ID possible? --> M. M. tshernovae/argyrocephala

Posted by Jann Wuebbenhorst on 28-04-2022 19:00

Found this on a sun-exposed sandy slope near the Elbe River, near a colony of Colletes cunicularius. Lüneburg (east of Elbe), Niedersachsen, Germany; 26.04.2022

Edited by Jann Wuebbenhorst on 03-11-2022 21:32

Posted by Zeegers on 29-04-2022 07:53

No. You could argue that the frontal plates are not touching, hence it should be tshernovae. But many “tshernovae”. proof to be argyrocephala when genitalia are checked: the infamous var. pseudotshernovae var. nov. of argyrocephala :)


Posted by Jann Wuebbenhorst on 11-05-2022 20:58

Thank you Theo -
then it's M. tshernovae/argyrocephala.