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Paragus sp. subgenus Pandasiophthalmus
Liliane D
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Posted on 21-10-2019 17:05

Location: France
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On October 08, 2019 in the south of France.
I think it's a Paragus, but is it fair and can we determine the species?
Thank you for your suggestions.
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Liliane D
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Posted on 28-10-2019 11:12

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No idea ?
Liliane D
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Posted on 19-11-2019 15:36

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I can't find a black Paragus with orange legs.
Maybe it's not a Paragus?
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Posted on 19-11-2019 16:02

Location: The Netherlands
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Hello Liliane D,

It's a Paragus (Pandasiophthalmus) sp. female. Only collected specimens of males are reliable identified by examining the terminalia.
The subgenus can be identified by the entirely black scutellum and evenly haired eyes. Leg colour is irrelevant.
Kind regards,
Liliane D
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Posted on 21-11-2019 14:32

Location: France
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Thank you very much Ectemnius,
This is the first time I've seen a black Paragus and I'm very happy to give it a name and a subgenus.
Best regards
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