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Photo#622951
Perhaps Protodejeania? - Protodejeania echinata

Perhaps Protodejeania? - Protodejeania echinata
UC Big Creek Reserve, Big Sur, Monterey County, California, USA
June 3, 2011
Looks like one of the "___dejeania" genera, I'm thinking Protodejeania. Compare with thumb below:


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Perhaps Protodejeania? - Protodejeania echinata Perhaps Protodejeania? - Protodejeania echinata

Moved
Moved from Protodejeania.

Moved
Moved from Tachinidae.

Tachinidae: Protodejeania sp.
Tachinidae: Protodejeania sp.

 
Thank You, Norm
I noticed the NADS Protodejeania web page lists just two nearctic species:

1) P. echinata, listed from British Columbia to California; and
2) P. hystricosa, listed from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, to Mexico...and also in BC, Oregon, and Costa Rica...but not listed from California.

I'm somewhat leery as to whether location alone would be sufficient to conclude this is P. echinata. So I'm curious about other distinguishing characters that might be discernible in the images. I found a reference here to a seemingly ambiguous calypter color character from a 1947 key of Curran. Indeed, upon scrutinizing the calypters in the two AZ posts below:



they seemed noticeable darker than mine and those visible on this other CA post:



But yet other CA posts appear to have darker calypters. Hmmm.

At any rate, I'm happy to have confirmation to genus...just thought the above may be of interest.

 
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