Thread subject: :: female Asilidae : Dysmachus fuscipennis ??

Posted by JWV on 25-05-2023 08:37

Hi Tjitske,

I agree, the front femur with bristles excludes Didysmachus, furthermore there is only a short pile of hair on the ovipositor anteroventrally while for Di. picipes you would expect an ovipositor with long hairs antero-ventrally.
Eu. rufibarbis can be excluded the easiest on the form of the ovipositor as the ventral margin would have an "sinuation" and the cerci would point upwards.

Best, Jonne