Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Hairy Greek > Pycnopogon mixtus
Posted by nick upton on 07-06-2011 12:50
Can anyone suggest an ID for this very hairy asilid? Maybe a Laphria sp??
29.5.11 c10mm Hunting behind a beach, Lesbos, Greece.
Edited by nick upton on 07-06-2011 18:34
Posted by Quaedfliegh on 07-06-2011 13:28
Doesn't seem Laphria rather something Pogonish...:) Eriopogon???
Posted by Sara21392 on 07-06-2011 13:39
Wow, fantastic species..!!!!! :D
Posted by nick upton on 07-06-2011 13:45
Thanks Reinoud. Could be! That seems to be the other really hairy genus, but I can only find pics of Eriopogon laniger and I don't think it's that. Anyone know of any other possibilities? Would be njce to put a name to this hairy beast!
Thanks Sara - it is a bit special and I hadn't seen a robber fly like this one before..
Posted by Eric Fisher on 07-06-2011 18:09
Pycnopogon mixtus (Loew).
Very nice Nick!
Posted by nick upton on 07-06-2011 18:24
Many thanks Eric. It's great to get a species ID on this nice fly. I can't find ANY pics of it on the net, but have found its distribution listed as: Iran, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Egypt on this link http://www.biosoil.ru/fee/2007/N-173/N-173.pdf Lesbos is an interesting island (for many kinds of wildlife) as it gets a mix of European and Asian species. I have one other asilid to post, which looks more "typical", but who knows what it may turn out to be! I'll get this Pycnopogon in the gallery in due course.