Thread subject: :: Stratiomyidae - Pycnomalla splendens (female)

Posted by valter on 22-04-2024 22:05

Location : Algarve, Portugal
Date: April 2024

Edited by valter on 23-04-2024 21:18

Posted by Zeegers on 23-04-2024 08:59

Nope. First antennal segment is too short and spines on scutellum are lacking. It seems to be a Lasiopa, which I did not expect from Iberia. Your catalogue gives one species:
L. rufitarsis, but description by Rozkosny does not fit.
It might be some North African species (or even genus) heading north.


Posted by valter on 23-04-2024 09:58

Thanks 😊

When I saw it I realize it was something special!

Posted by Maddin on 23-04-2024 20:52

This is a female of Pycnomalla splendens! They are common in north Africa and most of Spain, also found far East as Israel! Great pics!

Posted by valter on 23-04-2024 21:18

Thanks :)

Posted by Zeegers on 24-04-2024 09:04

Thanks, Martin ! I knew I was wrong, but then again, not totally.