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Tachinidae, but which one
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 27-10-2005 21:23
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Hello all,
I found a nice small (8/9 mm) Tachinid just today on my balcony in Wageningen. I managed to take a few pictures, and I also collected the animal (if necessary for ID)
Can somebody tell me more about it?
Greetings, Gerard
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 27-10-2005 22:13
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Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands
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Just to make a wild guess without checking my keys for once: somewhere near Dexia or Cylindromyia?
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Posted on 28-10-2005 08:56

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Andre s suggestion is understandable, but it actually is Mintho rufiventris (Tachininae: Minthoini).
Distinguishing features:
thorax with 2 broad black vitttae, abdomen distinctly laterally compressed, reddish as sides. Wing: topcel closed, bend of vein M with a long appendix.

Mintho rufiventris is not uncommon, mostly encountered on windows and walls !

Theo Zeegers
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