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Identification key to Asilinae
There are at least 33 Asilinae species occurring in Germany. This identification key is mainly based on publications by ENGEL (1930) and WEINBERG & BÄCHLI (1995). It is important to distinguish between the gender, i.e. the development of the female ovipositor is important for distinguishing between genera and the male terminalia are important to distinguish between species. Often, the diagnostic features of the included genera are not included to make the key easier to use because the Central European genera might be confusing for the non-specialist.
Metatarsus of mid leg of usual length [Fig. 2]
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Face completely covered with pubescence or only with a very narrow shiny longitudinal stripe [Fig. 4]
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