Multifissicorn tachinid faces (Pelecotheca s.g. Cerotachina & Cryptocladocera)

This is a little post just to show the range of antennal branching in different multifissicorn tachinids – apologies for the poor quality of the photos.

As you can see, Cryptocladocera spp. have huge branches on their antennae while both of the 2 new species have much shorter antennal branches, which seems closer to the description of Cerotachina. Personally, I would like to lump them all into Cryptocladocera but I need to do more research first.

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