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Tabanid from N Spain to ID, please -> Tabanus eggeri
Marian
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Posted on 16-08-2012 11:04
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Hi, everyone!!!

Now I bring here a beauty I found on a balcony in Potes, a village in Picos de Europa National Park, in the mountains of N Spain, on August the 4th.

Any ideas? Hope this is not difficult, looks quite striking to my inexperienced eyes...

Thanks in advance, as usual Smile

Cheers
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A (more or less) frontal view: Smile
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And another view, just in case it adds further information:
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Marian this is a Philipomyia aprica. A rather common tabanid in mountains. Grin
 
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Superb!!! TumbsUpTumbsUpTumbsUp

Thanks a pile, Jorge, mega-happy about this, hope I'll be able to name it next time I find it. Wink

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No superb :-( Jorge is not right. Philipomyia has bright green eyes and orange to brownish antennae. This animal has antennae black. It is any member of Tabanus bovinus group. I try to get more precise ID at evening.
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Oops! awkward

Sounds as if these creatures are more tricky than expected!

I'll wait for your conclusion, Libor, thank you very much for your interest.

And for you, Jorge, I appreciate the same your effort, no worries. Wink

Best wishes to you both
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Frown opsss. sorry MARIAN. Sad I'll keep my mouth shut up for months as penalty. Sad
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Jorge, catch some Iberian Tabanids and Rhagionids for me Grin And kepp yourmouth open TumbsUp
 
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I am not absolutely sure, but I think it is Tabanus bovinus. But I hope Theo will confirm my ID.
Libor
 
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Libor is getting closer.

It is Tabanus eggeri.
Its colouration is rather typical (though variable)

Theo
 
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Oh, eggeri was my second favorite. I did not know that eggeri should have completely black antennae ...
 
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Yes it does,

to distinguish it from tinctus.


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WOW!!! TumbsUp I've just checked and there are plenty of replies in this thread, I didn't receive the notification in my e-mail, I don't know why! :-(

Mega-happy to know finally what this beauty is, and very happy too with the comments with hints for identification, that's the way to learn something.

So, I'm very grateful to all of you for your contributions, best wishes to you all!!! Smile

Marian
 
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Horseflies, any time, Marian


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Thank you, Theo! Smile I have a couple of specimens in my photo-archives with no name, I'll post them here soon.

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