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Vietnam Choerades?
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Posted on 19-01-2024 13:41

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According to Tomasovic & Bartolozzi “Contribution to the knowledge of the robber flies from Vietnam, with description of nine new species”, 2018, no Choerades species had previously been reported from Vietnam.

In their study, the authors found and described 9 Asilidae species new to science. One of them: Choerades xuansonensis sp. N. was found in Xuan Son National Park.

This specimen in the photo was observed just outside Xuan Son National Park. So, if it is a Choerades sp., it could very well be Choerades xuansonensis.

Can anyone comment?

Thanks in advance,
Wojciech Szczepanski
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Posted on 19-01-2024 19:21

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It is Mactea sp. Great finding and photo!
Chris Cohen
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Posted on 21-01-2024 16:25

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Agreed, nice find!
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Posted on 22-01-2024 13:56

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Hi Wojciech and Chris,
Thank you very much for your help in this and in my other Asilidae-threads to which you replied.
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Posted on 23-01-2024 12:48

Location: The Netherlands
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Hi David, Chris & Wojciech,

On inaturalist there are three photo's of Choerades sp:
Difficult to see, but none look like Choerades xuansonensis Tomasovic & Bartolozzi 2018

As to Mactea, there are four described species, the only one with entirely golden haired abdominal terga is Mactea pyrrhothrix Hermann, 1914. A specimen would need to be collected to compare or desscribe the species in the photo.

Kind regards,
Edited by Ectemnius on 23-01-2024 12:48
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