Cryptocheilus from southern Portugal

Cryptocheilus from southern Portugal

Postby Ian Cross on 06 Jun 2017, 11:36

ID requested for this very small Cryptocheilus from southern Portugal.
Cryptocheilus prey from field notebook - Copy.JPG
Sketch of prey from field notebook. There are very few prey records for Portuguese pompilids. I don't have the facilities to preserve arachnids here so made this sketch in the hope of being able to identify the genus or, at least, the family.
Cryptocheilus sp. marginal cell.JPG
Marginal cell rounded distally.
Cryptocheilus female length 7mm - Copy.JPG
Cryptocheilus habitus: very small species, only 7 mm, all black except for some red on legs.
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