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2007.11.26 - Barro Colorado Island - PANAMA

ChrisR: original image here.

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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 mosca...me 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!

Greetings
Nele
#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.

congratulations

C?sar
#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

Greetings
Nele
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30.11.16 13:25
Hello, Sericomyia-Arctoph
ila... this synonymy is based on Nearctic material only. Although very respected authors, I think it is not wise to follow this synonymy without studying palearctic Arctophila

29.11.16 13:37
Approaching 2/3s, which I consider a very good result already. But there is room for improvement. Wink

28.11.16 17:26
so, Paul, almost 50% of the costs is not covered yet.

28.11.16 13:40
Thanks Theo! So it "should" be Sericomyia (Arctophila) bombiformis.

28.11.16 11:45
It is a matter of opinion. Some (modern) authors consider Arctophila no longer valid at genus level.

25.11.16 07:51
Hello! Can someone please tell me what's the actual name for Arctophila bombiforme? There are: Sericomyia (Arctophila) bombiformis, Sericomyia bombiformis and Arctophila bombiforme. Thanks Smile

22.11.16 23:52
Paul I submitted another (better) photo of Madiza pachymera for the gallery

21.11.16 11:49
Thanks Paul

21.11.16 10:36
FYI: The name can also refer to the Dipteran family Clusiidae, named after the genus Heteroneura (= Clusiodes).

19.11.16 11:17
Thanks John that's looks good

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