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Started by bmathison1972, January 26, 2017, 11:14:33 PM
Quote from: brontodocus on January 27, 2017, 01:56:54 PMGreat to see them all in one thread! I'm still missing the mutillid. I have a few comments on them.No. 1: So finally we have an id for the assassin bug that nails it - this is apparently an exact match, especially because of the lobate connexivum and the spines on the pronotum. No. 2: I still consider this a nymph of Blepharopsis mendica. P. wahlbergii nymphs are similar, especially because of the lobes on the abdominal sternites, but have a more compact habitus especially because of the shorter pronotum.No. 3: I came to the same id but that was about the easiest of all the PV insects.No. 4: That's a genus containing many species. I wonder if there is a species with the exact colour within the genus?No. 5: The id seems reasonable. The end of the abdomen looks completely different from the more or less three-lobed rear end of the Furuta and Safari Ltd Smithsonian Collection figures, both of which look more like P. giganteum.No. 6: I'm not convinced we have the proper id, yet. Yes, both Aegimia elongata and Chondroderella are capable of flattening their wings but I'm still not sure if we can't find a better one. The asymmetric colouration is very reminiscent of a photo I've seen of Mimetica mortuifolia, only that one had this colouration on a single forewing. I'm not even entirely sure that this figure represents an ensiferan.No. 7 and 8 seem to match perfectly!