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Christophe Grangier
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Posted on 24-09-2005 17:39

Location: Isere (France)
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Is the following predatory fly a possible member of the genus Dioctria ? Near a pound, in Is?re (France) July 3rd.

Thank you for your help

C. Grangier
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Posted on 24-09-2005 21:04

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Yes, it is.

Christophe Grangier
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Posted on 26-09-2005 18:41

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I suppose my photo is too bad to risk a species name?

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Posted on 27-09-2005 19:34

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A real expert might help you out.
I just answered the question
(and am not this real expert)

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Posted on 29-09-2005 00:53
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Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands
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cothurnata female, I'd say. Colour of the legs, combined with the vague idea that the 'silverish' stripe at the side of the thorax is short..
Check some collectionmaterial, I'd say :-)
Mark van Veen
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Posted on 23-10-2005 15:40
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I would say Dioctria hyalipennis: the silverish stripe is on the side of the thorax is complete, the femora are yellow and the coxae are dark (D. linearis has yellow coxae).

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