Thread subject: :: Czech Doli - Achalcus cinereus confirmed

Posted by Marc Pollet on 19-11-2023 14:10

Dear Claudia (?),
All specimens in your pictures are definitely belonging to A. cinereus: the antenna in the male is partly pale, while it is entirely dark in the female. For identification purposes, see also: Pollet, M. (2005) Systematic revision of Neotropical Achalcus and a related new genus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae, Achalcinae) with comments on their phylogeny, ecology and zoogeography. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 27-73. With 27 figures. And keep on searching for Achalcinae in Europe, the remain quite special here. Cheers, Marc