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Robber-fly Diptera (Asilidae (Leptogaster cylindrica))

Observed: 11th June 2008 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Robber-fly Diptera Asilidae Leptogaster cylindrica
Description:

Quote "M. Chinery"
"Feet without pads".
Unquote
A strong key, (I'm thinking), all his other depictions show pads.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Robber

Certainly Leptogaster, and probably cylindrica. It would be difficult to discount L. guttiventris with certainty, though, I think.

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ID Key

I key it to cylindrica, but will defer to your conclusion. Rober Flies Key

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Leptogaster

I like to see the dark bristles on the occiput of guttiventris, or the lack of them for cylindrica, to back up the lateral stripe criterion on the tergites, which is not always so clear. Over fussy, probably!

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