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New collecting reports

Ttw

Active Member
5 Year Member
Two wonderful reports. The photos are remarkable. Your report of the chiggers reminds me of when I was collecting in Venezuela and took a break from Apisto collecting and went to the Gran Sabana to collect killifish. There we experienced a biting gnat called jejen or La Plaga. Never have I experienced such intense itching and it lasted for days.
 

Tom C

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
More entertaining than Netflix! Thank you!
Kiitos palautteesta! Ilo että pidit siitä! (No, unfortunately I do not speak Finnish. But I like "translate.google.com" :))

... Your report of the chiggers reminds me of when I was collecting in Venezuela .... Never have I experienced such intense itching and it lasted for days.
Hehe, yes, there are "a few" creatures, who love to eat parts of us, out there. :)

I probably had the same kind of infestation in 2010, as in 2011:

In 2010, apart from the horrible itching, I didn't feel bad or sick. But in 2011, the chiggers probably carried, and transferred to me, some additional bacteria or virus.
 

mrjbacon

Member
Is the A. sp. 'Matses' from the 2011 report part of the Nijsseni lineage? The coloring is very similar to A. nijsseni and A. panduro, and the longer trailing ventrals, especially on the females, are reminiscent of my A. rositae. Seems like most of those species are all from the same general geographical area as well with the exception of A. erythrura 'Rio Mamoré'.

Those A. sp. 'Matses' are beautiful.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
A. erythrura is a member of the trifasciata-group and not closely related to other nijsseni-group species.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
Lineage -> Sublineage -> Group -> Complex -> Subcomplex


Both the trifasciata- and nijsseni-groups are part of the trifasciata-linage.

(For TomC: honest, I AM working on updates of the descriptions of species-groups!)
 
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