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Sturmia bella?
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Posted on 24-09-2022 00:10

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Observed in late June in east China (Zhejiang province). Exoristinae? Many thanks!
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Edited by guplox on 24-09-2022 11:58
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Posted on 24-09-2022 00:11

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lateral shot:
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Posted on 24-09-2022 11:39

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Sturmia bella? Seems to look like this species.
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Posted on 25-09-2022 10:49

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Blepharipa sp. maybe
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Posted on 25-09-2022 12:13

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Thank you, Waldgeist, for pointing me to this genus. TumbsUp Yes, it bears a good resemblance to a Blepharipa sp., like B. pratensis. Perhaps a congener. Smile
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Posted on 28-01-2024 14:01
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If it is a Blepharipa the key in Flies of China says B. wainwrighti (Baranov, 1932) based on black scutellum and male with narrow frons, no orbitals, and short claws. In China it is known from Yunnan and Guangdong. I would not trust this ID without checking a description of the species.

Baranov, N. 1932. Bestimmungstabelle der orientalischen Sturmia-Arten der scutellata-Gruppe. (Dipt. Larv.) (Mit Berücksichtigung einiger verwandten Gattungen.) Entomologisches Nachrichtenblatt. Troppau 6:100–101.
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Posted on 28-01-2024 19:27

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but that’s an if, it feels to me more Sturmia. Can’t explain why.

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