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Ant-mimicking platystomatidae from Tanzania
pbertner
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Posted on 03-11-2014 17:13
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From the Udzungwe mountains:

Ant model (Polyrhachis schlueteri):

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Fly:

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Plagiostenopterina?
 
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Yes John, it is probably P. submetallica (Loew, 1852), the dark band over T3, complete marginal wing band and dark legs being diagnostic in this case.
Edited by Andrew Whittington on 28-01-2022 10:51
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