Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Machimus rusticus or Eutomus rufibarbis
Posted by colinleb on 24-06-2022 13:38
UK. Chilterns chalk grassland in Bedfordshire. 20 June 2022. Large Asilid. I cannot decide whether this is Machimus rusticus
or Eutolmus rufibarbis
. Pale base to tibia, white bristles on legs and location on chalk all seem to point to M. rusticus
. Just longish sternal hairs at tip of abdomen make me unsure of my ID. Is it possible to confirm either species from these photographs please?
Edited by colinleb on 24-06-2022 13:39