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Pepsid Wing Comparison

Pepsid Wing Comparison
Comparison of wing venation patterns from some similar pepsid genera. I hope it's ok to post reference diagrams like this. All photos Creative Commons-licensed and/or used with permission from copyright holders, but since I'm guessing BG will shrink this image to the point where the attribution is illegible, here are the attributions:

Pepsis menechma
Copyright © 2007 Patrick Coin
http://bugguide.net/node/view/136931

Hemipepsis australasiae
Copyright © 2006 Raymond Wahis
http://users.skynet.be/pompiles/

Entypus unifasciatus californicus
Copyright © 2006 Scott Nelson
http://bugguide.net/node/view/88482

Calopompilus pyrrhomelas
Copyright © 2005 Ginny Barkman
http://bugguide.net/node/view/32218

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Very nicely done!
I passed this along to another contributor, who was very enthusiastic about it and particularly liked inclusion of links to the images. We need more of this at BG! A big THANKS to Ken-ichi Ueda.

 
yays
Glad others are finding it useful. I've actually used it a number of times myself. I feel like there's a lot of great info like this "hidden" in the comments by experts on BG

 
Lots of buried treasures here!
I'm hoping they become more visible so all can use them. Martin Hauser has done several on syrphids, placed on genus Info pages in most cases. More wing views like these would be an excellent addition for bee flies.

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