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Tabanidae, New Caledonia
Ben Caledonia
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Posted on 30-01-2024 11:11

Location: New Caledonia
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ID Please
Bourail, New Caledonia
Estimated size 15 mm
Nouvelle-Calédonie : Bourail : 98870 : 27/01/2024
Taille : 15mm estimés
Réf. : 336241
Ben Caledonia
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UP please.

Anyone have any ideas?
John Carr
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Should be Cydistomyia colasbelcouri Mackerras & Rageau 1958.

Quoting Burger (1995): "This striking ochre and black-colored species is so distinctive, it cannot be confused with any other Cydistomyia species from New Caledonia. According to Mackerras and Rageau (1958), it is similar to Cydistomyia (C.) imitans Oldroyd from New Guinea. The ochre thorax, black abdomen and legs, and black wings with hyaline apex and posterior margin will easily distinguish it. C. colasbelcouri has been collected only in January and February in the southern half of the island."

Burger, J.F. 1995. The Tabanidae (Diptera) of New Caledonia. Bishop Mus. Occas. Pap. 44, 56 p.

Mackerras, I.M. & J. Rageau 1958. Tabanidae (Diptera) du Pacifique Sud. Ann. Parasitol. Hum. Comp. 33: 671-742.
Edited by John Carr on 16-02-2024 12:15
Ben Caledonia
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Posted on 17-02-2024 23:25

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Thank you very much John.
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Posted on 18-02-2024 20:03

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Yes, i can confirm this

Ben Caledonia
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Posted on 19-02-2024 10:16

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Thanks a lot Theo! TumbsUp
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Posted on 19-02-2024 12:25

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If you have ever the option to collect, please do. The fauna ocf New Caledonia is very interesting and I have a relevant reveren e collection.

Ben Caledonia
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Posted on 20-02-2024 12:12

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The photo isn't mine, but if I get the chance I'll try to collect it. Smile
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