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Old Wednesday 8th August 2007, 12:15   #1
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ID of Ascal aphid

Hi all, can anyone give me a definitive ident on the Ascal pics attached? Also are there any good links to sites / books etc. that cover the slightly more unusual European insect fauna? Many thanks Dave.
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Can't really help. There are about 15 species in Europe. Where was it taken? You might be able to narrow the field by checking the broad distribution in Fauna Europaea:
http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=85230
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it was photographed in the Picos de Europa, Northern Spain
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Ah. Doesn't narrow it down too much then. I think Spain has quite a list of ascalaphids.
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