Thread subject: :: [Ctenophora elegans] Ctenophora pilosa ?

Posted by Chen Young on 06-03-2007 23:36

No, Ctenophora pectinicornis is not a synonym, it is a distinct species, and looks very much like Ctenophora guttata and Ctenophora elegans. According to the current key by Oosterbroek, the unique character to separate these three species is that Ctenophora elegans has a row of long yellowish-white hairs located before the thinkening at the subapical part of the hind femur which is clearly visible at the last image.

Edited by Chen Young on 06-03-2007 23:37