Thread subject: :: Asilid

Posted by Philippe moniotte on 27-12-2005 08:52

Hello all (anf Happy New Year!)
Can anyone help with teh ID of this robber fly observed in Sclaigneaux (B) August 2005 ?

Edited by Philippe moniotte on 27-12-2005 08:53

Posted by lweit on 27-12-2005 11:52

I known its an asilid (Asilidae family) : female Machimus sp. it's very difficult to differentiate the species
louis Weitten

Posted by Mark van Veen on 16-03-2006 13:53

Given the coloration of the legs and the site of observation (Belgium), I would suggest Machimus atricapillus. About the only alternative is M. cingulatus, but that species has differently colored tibia. There are a few very rare species that occur in Germany that I skip (eg. M. poecilogaster, M. pyragra).