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Asilid with Golden Hairs Everywheres - Neomochtherus latipennis - male

Asilid with Golden Hairs Everywheres - Neomochtherus latipennis - Male
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
August 11, 2010
Size: ~15-17mm

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Asilid with golden hairs
Very good photo`s, what kind of camera did you use, was it a compact, or DSLR?.

 
Thanks :)
I shot these with a the Canon 50D. I used a 100mm f/2.8 Macro with another 35mm of extension tubes & a MT-24EX twin flash. I did do some post-work in photoshop, but the camera does a nice job on its own.

Moved
Moved from Neomochtherus.

Moved
Moved from Neomochtherus.

Needs species correction/update. (latipennis??)

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

If this is
A Machimus male those are some distinctive genitalia. What an elongate species. And since I have seen five of the six RI Machimus I don't know what this is unless it is M. lecythus. I don't have a description of that species with me here. Cool live spec shots.

 
This is Neomochtherus latipen
This is Neomochtherus latipennis (based on the more northern distribution; angustipennis is much the same -- but ranges from N. Car. south). More slender build and enlarged male genitalia separate species of this genus from Machimus. Beautiful photos!

 
That's great. Thanks so much!
I'm actually happy to find out I was barking up the wrong tree. Trying to match it to one of the Machimus was really perplexing me.

Neomochtherus auricomus is on the RI list, but latipennis is not; It's on the MA & CT ones though. Excellent.

 
Distinctive is good...I hope it will lead somewhere
I've been through the pics of Machimus here over and over and nothing pops out. I've been focusing,
in particular, on the species listed for RI, MA & CT with no good match.

RI & MA : erythocnemius, lecythus, notatus, paropus, sadyates & snowii
CT: same as above + antimachus, maneei & novae-scotiae.

The single female photo of M. novae-scotiae has a lot of yellow hair to it, but one photo is hardly enough to go by.

This photo seems similar in the the color distribution on the legs, the thin stretched appearance of the
abdomen & the genitals (superficially), but the tone of the body & the lack of golden hair don't add up.
There also seems to be contention over what it actually is in the comments...

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