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Tachinidae > Graphogaster vestita. Confirmed.
Maherjos
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Posted on 09-06-2012 15:42
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Coastal area in southern Spain

Photograph taken on June 09, 2012, in the wetlands of the Sußrez Pond, Motril, Granada, Spain.
Immediate area of the Mediterranean coast.

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Maherjos attached the following image:


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Tachinidae; Strongygaster sp.?
 
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Roger Thomason wrote:
Tachinidae; Strongygaster sp.?


Very grateful for their identification.
With your guidance I edit the title.

Best wishes,
JosÚ MarÝn
 
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Not Strongygaster - the petiole on this one is too long. I think Rondania is close but I'd go for Graphogaster Smile Whatever it is, it is very interesting - should have been caught Wink
Edited by ChrisR on 10-06-2012 15:02
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ChrisR wrote:
Not Strongygaster - the petiole on this one is too long. I think Rondania is close but I'd go for Graphogaster Smile Whatever it is, it is very interesting - should have been caught Wink


Very grateful, ChrisR. With your guidance I edit the title.
Not captured. I could only take pictures without a lot closer. Then he flew ...
I had never seen before. If I return to find ...

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I found it I would say the same: http://www.biodiv...23890.html

Agree?
 
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I am pretty sure it is a male Graphogaster vestita Wink It was found last year in Almeria, Chris and Theo IDed it in Diptera.info it and many pictures of it have been taken in the area this year. It is rather characteristic once you know it. It seems to be rather common in SE Spain.

Have a look at this thread:

http://www.dipter...d_id=43187

Great picture! Gallery, please! Wink
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Piluca_Alvarez wrote:
I am pretty sure it is a male Graphogaster vestita Wink It was found last year in Almeria, Chris and Theo IDed it in Diptera.info it and many pictures of it have been taken in the area this year. It is rather characteristic once you know it. It seems to be rather common in SE Spain.

Have a look at this thread:

http://www.dipter...d_id=43187

Great picture! Gallery, please! Wink


Hello Piluca.!

I appreciate your confirmation. It is always my pleasure to add a new copy to my photo gallery.

Very interesting link attached. I had not seen the post.

By the way, Theo says That this species has a strong sexual dimorphism. And ChrisR, on this other, http://www.dipter...d_id=48080, which may be the female Graphogaster. Could you ask him to see Theo?.

Thanks for everything, Piluca.
Warm regards from southern Spain.
 
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Graphogaster vestita seems an excellent ID to me. This species is rather common in the south. Otherwise, the genus is rare and more boreo-mountainous.


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Zeegers wrote:
Graphogaster vestita seems an excellent ID to me. This species is rather common in the south. Otherwise, the genus is rare and more boreo-mountainous.


Theo


Very grateful for your opinion Theo.

And you think this, http://www.dipter...d_id=48080 could be another female this same species, or has nothing to do with it.?

Best regards.
 
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