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Philippe moniotte
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Posted on 27-12-2005 09:52
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Hello all (anf Happy New Year!)
Can anyone help with teh ID of this robber fly observed in Sclaigneaux (B) August 2005 ?
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Philippe
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Hello
I known its an asilid (Asilidae family) : female Machimus sp. it's very difficult to differentiate the species
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louis Weitten
 
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Given the coloration of the legs and the site of observation (Belgium), I would suggest Machimus atricapillus. About the only alternative is M. cingulatus, but that species has differently colored tibia. There are a few very rare species that occur in Germany that I skip (eg. M. poecilogaster, M. pyragra).
 
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