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Platynocheatus rufus or macquarti from Malta
jorgemotalmeida
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Posted on 24-03-2024 16:06
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Hi

I took these photos in Malta, on 2024.March.19 - Marsaskala - MALTA

Platynocheatus rufus or macquarti?

What are the distinct characters?

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Posted on 27-03-2024 19:57
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Hi,

As far as I know P. macquarti is a Sicilian endemic and P. rufus is the Maltese endemic. Characters to separate them are not known to me (except geographical distribution)

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Jonne
 
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