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Stratiomyidae - Chloromyia?? East Europe
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Posted on 05-08-2022 15:05

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Hi All,

I am using Stubbs 2001 British Soldierflies and their Allies to identify these, they are coming up as Stratiomyidae - Chloromyia formosa, but i don't think this can be correct because these should be metallic blue/green (i also have a lot of these metallic species which do fit the Chloromyia formosa description). They really resemble some Stratiomys species like singularior, but these have no scutellar spines or elongated first antennal segment that this species should have....

These have no spines on the scutellum margin, about 11mm, eyes hairy in males and females, first antennal segment short. Oval dark abdomen with small yellow markings

I'm very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction here!
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Jan Maca
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Posted on 05-08-2022 21:34

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I would compare Lasiopa.
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Posted on 06-08-2022 18:56

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Yes, this is a Lasiopa, in Europe strictly eastern and therefore not mentioned in any western book. There is a note in my book (to appear in English translation very soon). It is mentioned in the old “Tierwelt Deutschlands”, freely available online (straiomyiidae chapter by Erwin Lindner, I think)

Edited by Zeegers on 06-08-2022 18:56
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Posted on 09-08-2022 14:38

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Thanks very much Jan and Theo!

I very much look forward to your book Theo
Edited by JCobain on 09-08-2022 14:47
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