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Asilidae ID (China) -> Machimus/Neomochtherus/similar genera
kevin_cheng
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Posted on 18-06-2020 10:18
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Hello all:
This Asilid is seen today in Shanghai, China landing on my towel. Any ideas? I think it looks similar to Promachus sp.
Thanks in advance!
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Subfamily Asilinae, but not Promachus. Closer to the Machimus-group of genera.
 
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Hi Chris:
Thanks! I kept the specimen. Are there any features that will help with the ID?
 
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It belongs to the Asilinae, something near Neomochtherus
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Reinoud

Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium: https://www.jeugdbondsuitgeverij.nl/product/field-guide-to-the-robberflies-of-the-netherlands-and-belgium/

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Thanks to both of you!
 
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