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Tabanidae ID assist PLS
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Posted on 18-05-2021 14:25

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ID assistance please. Taken in South Africa.
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Posted on 18-05-2021 14:49

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A very nice picture, but a dorsal pic and a frontal (of the head) might help.
It seems I see functional ocelli and hind tibia with spurs, is that right ?

That would narrow it down.


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Posted on 18-05-2021 14:58

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The only other angle I have
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03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

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31.05.21 08:37
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30.05.21 23:07
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