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King-sized Asilidae
Isidro
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Posted on 05-07-2012 18:50
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In an exhibition of insects in a museum, it can be collected in any continent of Earth. I first thought that it was a Mydas sp. but looking closer I saw that is a robberfly. Compare size with a Volucella bombylans in the corner.


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Proagonistes sp., a large Laphriine asilid from East Africa or Madagascar (Andrenosomatini - related to Andrenosoma, Pogonosoma, etc.).
 
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Thanks Eric, species impossible?
 
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Call it 'probably' Proagonistes praeceps (Walker), from S. Africa & Zimbabwe. It looks just like this sp. -- but the ID is still a guess, since the locality of the specimen is unknown.
 
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Thanks Eric!
 
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