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Chloropidae maybe Siphonella?->Siphonella oscinina
Erik Nielsen
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Posted on 21-08-2012 16:37

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16. august near Silkeborg Jutland, Denmark.

Best Regards Erik
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Edited by Erik Nielsen on 17-04-2014 10:48
Buskhedevej 43
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Posted on 21-08-2012 16:55
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Did you check its proboscis?
If it be very elongate, extending beyond anterior margin of oral cavity, could be Siphonella.
But if that is shorter and not heavily aclerotized, could be Calamoncosis.
Sincerely yours
Erik Nielsen
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Posted on 24-08-2012 00:53

Location: Near Silkeborg Denmark
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Thank you Sara.

Only got this picture. No further examination.

Best regards Erik.
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von Tschirnhaus
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Posted on 08-07-2013 12:03

Location: Bielefeld, Germany
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Siphonella oscinina (Fallén, 1820), Chloropidae. The dense and long hairs covering the eyes and a scutellum without warts along its edge are typical for this single Palaearctic Siphonella species (but I possess a 2nd undescribed species with short proboscis from Germany and Italy). The larvae develop in spider cocoons, thus, the imagines are attracted to white colour pan traps (and omit yellow ones !) in the late summer till autumn.
Erik Nielsen
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Posted on 31-01-2014 01:40

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Thank you von Tschirnhaus!

Didn´t see the answer before now.

Best regards Erik
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