ינואר 02, 2021

Steve Kerr on crane fly keys in NZ

Alexander 1920 - 1924 (about ten papers total during this period) and Edwards 1923 ... all available via BUGZ. I also have a small word doc sent to me by Peter Johns that zeroes in on Chlorotipula.

פורסם ב ינואר 02, 2021 09:34 אחה"צ על־ידי tom_saunders tom_saunders | 0 comments | הוספת תגובה

דצמבר 16, 2020

Chris Cohen on the 3 genera of Asilidae in NZ

Well, you only have three commonly-encountered genera in NZ, all of which are probably not congeneric with their European counterparts.

"Neoitamus": antennae ending in narrow, tapering element (=Asilinae); ovipositor consisting of multiple sclerotized segments (giving the posterior abdomen a "jagged" appearance) and ovipositor rounded in cross-section; male genitalia relatively large and bulbous; habitus relatively large and robust (compared to the other two genera).
female: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64741020
male: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64002149

"Cerdistus": antennae ending in narrow, tapering element (=Asilinae); female ovipositor laterally-compressed and blade-like, consisting of only the terminal segment; male genitalia not bulbous; habitus relatively small and gracile.
female: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66589727
male: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38381577

"Saropogon": terminal segment of antennae broad, cylindrical throughout; female ovipositor blunt-ended and with acanthophorite spines; male genitalia fairly nondescript; habitus robust.
female: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59099637
male: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59858701

פורסם ב דצמבר 16, 2020 06:56 אחה"צ על־ידי tom_saunders tom_saunders

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