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Asilidae in Pinus Sylvestris...
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Posted on 21-05-2006 07:06

Location: Tours (France)
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Hello! Smile

One month ago i found a pupa in a recently dead pinus sylvestris, under bark. The imago emerged this week. It looks like an Asilidae, maybe a Laphria sp.? Is it possible to identify it with these photos?

Found near Tours (France).
Pupa: 15mm
Imago 16mm:

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Posted on 25-05-2006 22:03

Location: Tours (France)
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No idea? Is there any detail that could help the identification?

Gisela Merkel-Wallner
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Posted on 26-05-2006 08:11

Location: Germany, Bavaria, Oberpfalz
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Hello Matthieu,

it is a Laphriinae, perhaps a Choerades gilva or C. ignea. But I only can determine the german species, perhaps there are same other in France.
A beautiful Asilidae!

Susan R Walter
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Posted on 26-05-2006 09:51
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Location: Touraine du Sud, central France
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What a terrible creature! I will be in Blois by this evening, so not so very far away. I hope I see something this good on the weekend - the weather is dreadful in England at this minute, so I am expecting France to take up the opportunity to be better.

If I see anything good I will post it on the forum.

I haven't got my books with me, so I can't help with the ID at the moment though - sorry.
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Posted on 26-05-2006 23:13

Location: Tours (France)
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ThanksSmile The pictures of Choerades gilva I found on the web are very similar!
Susan i hope the weather near Blois will be nice the weekend, more than the past three days Grin

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