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Tachinidae - Exoristinae (?) from Attica, Greece
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Posted on 23-09-2023 20:33
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Hello,

This Tachinidae specimen was collected in 01/03/2023 in Attica, Greece by my colleague. I tried to key it out at genus using Moschweb and, based on the inputting characters, it turned out as Nilea sp. However, I checked the known species of the genus for Europe and none seems to match. So, I believe that I have input something wrong in the matrix. Below, I provide photos of the specimen and the input I used in Moschweb. I'd value your opinion on its true identity and what character you think I chose wrong.

Thanks!

Moschweb input:

(1) EYE
-Eye pubescent; with hairs, generally abundant, longer than the diameter of 3 eye facets

(14) PARAFACIAL SETAE
-parafacial entirely bare below lowest frontal seta

(18) SETAE OF FACIAL RIDGE
-... with setae on approx. 2/3 or more of its length

(24) VENTRAL PART OF OCCIPUT
-postero ventral part of head with a majority of white, yellowish, red or light brown hairs

(27) COLOUR OF ANTENNAL PEDICEL
-pedicel black or uniformly dark brown

(31) PUBESCENCE OF ARISTA
-arista apparently bare; if pubescent, then hairs at most reaching length of basal diameter of arista

(37) COLOUR OF PALPUS
-black or dark brown

(40) PROSTERNAL SETULAE
-prosternum with at least one pair of setulae on lateral margin

(48) SUPRAALAR SETAE
-first postsutural supra-alar seta longer than notopleural setae and longer and stronger than first postsutural intra-alar seta

(49) KATEPISTERNAL SETAE
-three ...

(52) SCUTELLUM COLOUR
-scutellum mainly red or yellowish

(56) APICAL SCUTELLAR SETAE
-apical setae crossed, horizontal or tilted upwards by at most 30°

(64) WING COLOUR
-wing membrane unpatterned: hyaline, whitish or slightly darkened

(66) BASICOSTA COLOUR
-black or dark brown

(72) VEIN CuA1
-vein CuA1 bare

(78) PETIOLE [STALK]
-cell r4+5 open [or vein m not reaching wing margin]

(82) MID TIBIA
-... with five or more anterodorsal setae

(93) MEDIAN DISCAL SETAE ON TERGITES 3 AND 4
-tergites 3 and 4 with median discal setae
 
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Habitus, right side.
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Habitus, left side.
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Various views of the head. 1.
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Mid tibiae. 1.
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Katepisternum.
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Prosternum.
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Supra-alar setae.
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Scutellum, dorsal view.
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Scutellum, lateral view.
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Tergite 4.
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Looks like a female Pales to me


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