Thread subject: :: Tabanus sudeticus with black antennae?

Posted by Zeegers on 11-09-2021 13:09

Yes, I know, but the antenna is even more red in sudeticus !
A sudeticus with all black antenna is “unacceptable”.

The first posterior cell qualifies as “slightly” tapering, there is no error there. But having a second look at the eye, the facets are enlarged, but much less than in sudeticus. So there is our solution.

It is either bovinus or spodopterus male.
On dorsal view, the males of these are extremely similar.
From what I can see, I tend towards spodopterus.