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Machimus?-->Philodicus male
guplox
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Posted on 20-02-2022 08:08
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Picture taken in mid August, east China (Zhejiang province). This Asilidae has 3 tergites uncovered by its wings and the legs have a lot of spines. It looks like a Machimus to me. Can it be confirmed? Or there're some other candidates that look similar? Many thanks in advance.
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Chris Cohen
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Posted on 21-02-2022 00:07
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From the wing venation and shape of the male genitalia, this should be Philodicus.
 
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Posted on 21-02-2022 02:27
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Awesome! Thank you, Chris, again for the correction and explanation! TumbsUp I did a quick check. Two species of Philodicus have been recoreded from east China, which are P. chinensis and P.javanus. Perhaps javanus. The pictures of male P. javanus I found at this link look very similar: https://www.resea..._340948782
 
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