Exoprosopa punctulata Macquart, 1840

Identified by chracteristic wing-pattern with conspicuous spots on the cross veins and bifurcations in addition to an anterior infuscation.
Scaling on thorax above in streaks of greyish scales, separated by dark ones, the streak on sides conspicuously white; scaling on scutellum yellowish; scaling on abdomen above composed of yellowish, white and black ones, the latter mostly concentrated narrowly across hind margins of tergites, the white ones occur across hind margin of tergite 1 laterally, extreme sides of 2, on sides and as a narrow band across base of 3, sides and across base of 5 and across entire 6 and 7
Proboscis longer than the head.

Description by Hesse:
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40844208#page/859/mode/1up

Wing illustrated in Loew:
Fig 39: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35325#page/349/mode/1up

Distribution: Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, Northern Province, North-West Province, Western Cape), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

iNat observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/109621829

Posted on January 01, 2024 02:31 PM by traianbertau traianbertau

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