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Rhaphium appendiculatum

Observed: 14th May 2013 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
short arista
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arista and genitalia
short arista
genitalia with nearside cercus flap removed
ribbon-like cercus
Description:

Lots of these about on nettles and in the woods.
Here's the key with Grichanov's images of genitalia
http://dolicho.narod.ru/Figs_148-178_Rhaphium.htm

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Rhaphium

Brilliant sequence of pictures and useful text...thank you.

Ian
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dejayM's picture

gear

Goodness, yes, very thorough.
Excellent Comment and ID Notes.
Do you have close-ups of those interesting antennae?
What gear do you use for graticule pictures?
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gear

image 1 gives as good a view of the antennae as I can do. For other details I just hold a little compact camera over one of the eyepieces of a stereo microscope, hence the poor quality but with persistence I can sometimes get usable images if the subject is flattish

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dejayM's picture

sense

Lovely - that's how I hoped you did it.
Good old compact sense.
Thanks
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