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saturnids
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The following plate will show the differences between the Oxythyrea sps known from Israel.

The aim is double:

1) As a tool for identification

2) A request for information: Those of you in the field are welcome to assist in understanding the distributional patterns of these species and in particular:

O.cinctella

O.albopicta

If you can ID these species (I need a clear photo which will show the specimen, most important from bellow, above will be very good as well for complete view).

Those who are willing to offer their help THANK YOU very much. For more details about Oxythyrea please ask here.

Here is the plate:


March 10, 2009 at 1:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Dror Melamed
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This is from Zahala, Tel-Aviv. I guess this couple is O. noemi, am I  right? Are you interested also in this species, or just the

O.cinctella and O.albopicta?

March 15, 2009 at 4:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dror Melamed
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re Here is how it looks from the bottom

March 15, 2009 at 4:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dror Melamed
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March 15, 2009 at 4:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

saturnids
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Hi Dror,

These indeed are O.noemi.

I am interested in O.abigail (not from coastline or Beer-Sheva area).

Also in reports about O.cinctella.

O.albpicta is probably abcent from Israel but I try to check it more deeply before taking it as a fact.

Many thanks,

Oz

March 17, 2009 at 7:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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