Thread subject: :: Trichoceridae - Trichocera annulata

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 01-01-2010 23:12

1st photo of the decade. One Trichocera sp.

Taken today a few moments ago when I was reading some posts in DI.


Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 03-01-2010 12:43

Posted by paqui on 02-01-2010 17:18

ops, little help, in Faune de France keys seems to fit T. annulata (the only recorded until 2002), i´ve no recent keys for species :(
Nice pic :)

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 02-01-2010 20:26

thanks, paqui. :)

Posted by Andrius on 02-01-2010 20:29

It's a pity ovipositor is not visible - that could help. On the other hand, abdomen seems to have bands of different colours, so this might be T. annulata.

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 02-01-2010 20:53

here a photo showing the ovopositor. Not a good one but might help to confirm annulata..

Posted by Andrius on 03-01-2010 11:49

Yes, this confirms T. annulata ;)
Paqui is right about this species being the only trichocerid with published record in Portugal so far. It was earlier found in February 1999, in Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela and that record was published in: CARLES-TOLRÁ M. 2001. Algunos dípteros nuevos para Portugal (Insecta, Diptera). Zool. baetica, 12: 91-100.
So Jorge, you have the second finding of Trichocera from Portugal as far as I know :)

Edited by Andrius on 03-01-2010 12:08

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 03-01-2010 12:30

Dear Andrius

I have found a few months ago a new trichocerid for Portugal:
Trichocera regelationis --> http://www.dipter...ad_id=9018