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Rhamphomyia species
Pierre-Nicolas Libert
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Posted on 07-06-2006 13:35

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Dear All,

What sould I use to identify species of the Empidid genus Rhamphomyia ? The specimens are from Belgium.

Thanks everybody,

Paul Beuk
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Posted on 07-06-2006 13:47
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You need a combination of:
Bart?k, M., 1982. The Czechoslovak species of Rhamphomyia (Diptera, Empididae), with description of a new species from Central Europe. - Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Biologica 1980: 381-461.
Collin, J.E., 1961. Empididae. - British Flies 6: v-viii, 1-782.

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Posted on 21-11-2009 17:02
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any news of this Genus ? Any new publications or possibilities to find the key ? Key for Scandinavian species is what I'm looking for.

Edited by JariF on 21-11-2009 17:03
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Posted on 21-11-2009 21:21
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For the Scandinavian species you will need to complement it with Frey's papers, too. I guess the latest comprehensive (yet out-dated) key is that in Lindner.

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Posted on 26-11-2009 15:00

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Also good old Bei-Bienko has quite a good Rhamphomyia key, most cases can be solved with it and Bartak's 1982 Czech paper, even though females are not always too easy.

The genus has more species in the north, so us "southern" collectors are in a relatively easier position.

In (southern) Finland I've caught only one Rhamphomyia species not included in these keys, it belongs to the albipennis-group, but remains undescribed so far.
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Posted on 26-11-2009 16:32
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Ok, thank's. As I have only the second part of good old Bei-Bienko my problems continues. Sometimes this is very frustrating to hunt all the keys You need Frown

Paul Beuk
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Posted on 27-11-2009 08:50
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The Bei-Bieno keys often were compiled on the basis of existing keys so it may well be a combination of Frey an Collin keys.

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