Collecting Asilidae in South Africa and Namibia

@colin25 @bushboy @tonyrebelo @alandmanson @happyasacupcake @cecileroux @sallyslak @magdastlucia @karoopixie @nicky @rjpretor @alexdreyer

Hi all,

I'm looking to acquire molecular-grade specimens of Asilidae from all over the world, (and relevant to this post) especially southern Africa. Such specimens would be instrumental in reconstructing the evolutionary history of these venomous predators, and also aid in their taxonomic revision and reclassification.

Would any of you included here have the means or interest to collect robber flies into 90-100% ethanol? Please let me know if so, and I can provide further details.

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!


Publicado el septiembre 7, 2020 02:38 TARDE por myelaphus myelaphus


Hi Chris - I could certainly give it a bash!


Publicado por sallyslak hace más de 3 años

Hi Chris,
I can too.
Cheers, Alan

Publicado por alandmanson hace más de 3 años

Hi Chris.
Thank you for including me on your request. I won't be putting robbers (or anything else) in alcohol, sorry. Not sure how I'd catch the speedy little chaps anyway ;-)
Good luck with your project.

Publicado por karoopixie hace más de 3 años

Hi Chris,

Sorry not able to at the moment (in the UK) but have dry specimens if of interest.

Publicado por steveuk hace más de 3 años

Hi Chris,

Sorry, not a clue how to go about to catch one of those guys.

Warm Zululand regards,

St Lucia

Publicado por magdastlucia hace más de 3 años

Hi Chris

I will have to see if I can catch one first.

Good luck with your project


Publicado por happyasacupcake hace más de 3 años




Publicado por rjpretor hace más de 3 años

Thank you for including me. I will stick to taking photos, but won't be collecting for you. Good Luck with your project.


Publicado por nicky hace más de 3 años

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