Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Machimini (Tolmerus?) from Lesvos, Greece - id help
Posted by Xeroporcellio on 19-11-2023 13:54
I have the whole literature from Greece. If you have a checklist of the Tolmerus species what live there, than I can compare the specimen’s data with the original descriptions and keys.
Besides this, you should try to dissect the gonostylus from the specimen, and take a good picture of it under a microscope and then upload it here. These Tolmerus species are really hard to identify, females commonly completely impossible.
All the best, Nimród
Thanks a lot for the reply! I will definitely extract the genitalia using KOH at some point (for both this Tolmerus
and the Saropogon
) and, of course, upload them here! However, it will take some time till then, as first I have to examine a considerable number of Muscoidea and Tachinidae specimens (around 100) from the collection of my colleague...
However, in the meanwhile, I will compile a list of all the Graeco-Turkish species of Machimus
that I can find and upload it here, so as you can check the specimens against the literature.