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2007.11.26 - Barro Colorado Island - PANAMA

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#1 | Maddin on 03 December 2007 19:47:10
Awesome! I love these flies but never caught one!Pfft
#2 | anto on 06 December 2007 10:48:03
Ufffffffffff, espectacular el tama?o y color de esta he quedado impresionado.
#3 | jorgemotalmeida on 06 December 2007 14:20:24
translation Spanish to English Pfft -- "Ufffffffffff, spectacular size and the colour of this fly... I am very impressed! "
#4 | Nele on 08 December 2007 16:21:59
What a beautiful fly!
It really keeps up with the most popular insects like dragonflies or butterflies!

#5 | jorgemotalmeida on 08 December 2007 21:41:44
Flies surpass all arthropods without doubts. Smile It is a question of taste. Pfft
#6 | Cesar on 09 December 2007 19:41:22
Hey Jorge congratulations for this great picture. This diptera family its rare in Mexico but undoubtly all species are awesome.


#7 | Nele on 11 December 2007 18:54:16
Hi Jorge,

you don't need to persuade me. Wink
I just put myself in "mainstream's" position. Smile

It is really beautiful! It has light blue balancers an the grey stripes on it's thorax appear like a pinstripe suit of a business man. It wears stylish yellow shoes and its wings look like fragile glass. Its abdomen owns all rainbow colors, but the colors are not too saturated. So it is far from being overdressed, cheap or kitschy.
Not to forget the beautiful "rest" of the fly. Wink

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24.10.16 15:57
I am really struggling with the word Digne, pls can so help, it comes up 3 times! 1 male Digne Terra typica: Digne Digne: Holotypus holotype

19.10.16 15:45

19.10.16 00:38
vergleiche (vgl) is most like compare, so confer (cf.) is best in Latin. I am from Germany.

17.09.16 12:02
Thanks very much Dmitry

16.09.16 12:37
vgl. = cf. (compare)

16.09.16 11:30
Hello Can anyone tell me what the German abbrev. vgl stands for, dictionary says mg/l which isn't the case Thx

06.09.16 22:49
Here in Britain it has been a very poor season for all insects. Most families of fly have been very scarce compared to some years ago. This is about the fifth poor season and it was the worst yet. Wha

05.09.16 22:35
May was very atypical and April. April was very cold - the coldest month in 30 years. And May was very rainy. But this does not explain itself why the decrease of insects. Or it is just a normal cyc

05.09.16 22:32
well I collect in those places since 2005, and it is perfectly clear there were several families I did not see this year, or even the rather common Tachinidae, for the current year I only saw dozens.

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