[Syrphidae] Dasysyrphus venustus agg.?
Frank Van de Meutter
Frank.VandeMeutter at Bio.kuleuven.be
Sat Feb 11 12:37:12 GMT 2012
I was just wondering whether there is some progress (published?) in the
taxonomy of Dasysyrphus venustus? For years now I read here and there
that this species is to be split into different new taxa. I myself when
going through my collection find indead large variation in shape of
spots on abdomen and face, and to some extent in the dusting, but I also
have one indivudual clearly standing out morphologically from all others
by having a protruding face and very narrow mouth. I have not had the
time to compare genitalia.
Any information would be helpfull.
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