A new Estheria sp. 1

A new Estheria sp.
Recently I sent a parcel of difficult tachinids to Peter Tschorsnig and he returned them a few weeks ago, with his identifications. One really interesting result was that a tachinid sent to me by Jorge Almeida (caught Serra da Estrela, Portugal; VII.2009) that I had previously determined as E.picta was actually an example of a ...

Portuguese evaniids

Portuguese evaniids
A little while ago Jorge sent me some specimens that he had collected in Portugal last year. Most were tachinids but I’d also requested any evanioids that he might find and he obliged with a lot of very small evaniids. I have just had a chance to work on them and they break down into ...

Portuguese Diptera & Hymenoptera galore!

Portuguese Diptera & Hymenoptera galore!
This weekend I have been mainly sorting over another great batch of tachinids (plus a few interesting Hymenoptera) from Jorge Almeida. There was a mixture of 100+ malaise trapped insects plus a few pinned specialities, such as Cinochira atra, Carcelia tibialis, Clairvillia biguttata, Estheria picta, Peleteria cf. rubescens, Zeuxia zernyi etc. I have done a ...