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Conopidae - Psycocephala cf. lacera
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Posted on 21-08-2007 00:10
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Hi

* locality - Silgueiros - Viseu - PORTUGAL
* date - 2007.08.19
* size - 6 mm (medium fly)
* habitat - open land
* substrate - on Mentha sp. flowers.


This is Psycocephala sp.
Which one?


EDIT---> Title changed from "Conopidae - Psycocephala sp. which one?" to "Conopidae - Psycocephala chrysorrhoea" and then finally to "Conopidae - Psycocephala cf. lacera"
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this seems to be no easy. Wink
I just know to say which is cannot be. P. nigra and P. rufipes are discarded.
But the problem is that I don?t know how is the degree of variation for these species. awkward
 
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I have doubts in this one as well.
Now it seems for me to be a Conops. (seeing wing venation)
If this confirms, can this to be C. flavifrons?
Flavus is yellow in Latin. Yellow (totally) frons.
 
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Hello Jorge,
on your first picture it looks like the animal has the silvery stripe on the side of the thorax, and that would make it Physocephala chrysorrhoea!
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Greetings,
Gerard Pennards
 
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So I have 3 specimens of P. chrysorrhoea. Two small (about 6 mm - 7 mm) and one much more bigger one. Smile
All of them show some variation in the colour, specially in tergites.
 
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This is again chrysorhoea.
The difference should be clear by now.


Theo
 
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Yes. It is clear like water (not polluted lol).
 
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It is a P. cf lacera.

Jens-Hermann
 
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Jens-Hermann. Please provide the characters for P. lacera.. I have the specimen. It would be great to have final confirmation and the inevitable question... Why not P. chrysorrhoea?
 
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