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[Psychodidae] Golden Psychodidae
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Posted on 14-04-2024 21:58

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This magnificent golden Psychodidae came on the trap during a nocturnal prospecting on the Mediterranean coast.

On we think of a Pneumia, perhaps P. nubila?
JC Bartolucci : France : Saint-Chamas : 13250 : 11/10/2023
Altitude : NR - Taille : 4 mm
Réf. : 340451

Thanks in advance

Edited by JC_Bartolucci on 07-05-2024 23:20
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Posted on 14-04-2024 22:41

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The species I know are from a limited geographical range. I have not yet seen this species on a picture, but maybe a museum specimen fits, than it is genus Tonnoiriella. T. nigricauda is a possibilty, but not sure at all.
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Posted on 14-04-2024 22:42

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By the way: Pneumia nubila is very different.
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Posted on 14-04-2024 22:45

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Here you can download an incomplete field guide for Netherlnds and Belgium:
Nigricauda is in it from the Bruxelles Museum.
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Posted on 16-04-2024 21:32

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Thank you very much for the link to the documents which I did not know. Doing some research and I think I found: Tonnoiriella pulchra.
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Posted on 16-04-2024 23:04

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It is not pulchra, but maybe nigricauda. Compare the fringes of the wings. I do not know how many species of this genus live in the south of France.
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Posted on 21-04-2024 11:08

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OK, thank you for your answers. I think it's best to stick to Tonnoiriella sp.

The National Museum of Natural History mentions 4 species in France: Tonnoiriella fontinalis, Tonnoiriella nigricauda, Tonnoiriella pulchra, Tonnoiriella sieberti.

Edited by JC_Bartolucci on 21-04-2024 11:22
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Posted on 21-04-2024 18:23

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fontinalis and sieberti: I hav no idea how they look, so Tonnoiriella spec indeed is the best choice.
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Posted on 21-04-2024 21:04

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On the other hand, the coloring of the legs (very ringed here) does not seem to correspond with Tonnoiriella. Also, on, we will stick to Psychodinae. Thank you very much again for your answers.
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