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2007.11.26 - Barro Colorado Island - PANAMA

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#1 | Maddin on 03 December 2007 20:47:10
Awesome! I love these flies but never caught one!Pfft
#2 | anto on 06 December 2007 11:48:03
Ufffffffffff, espectacular el tama?o y color de esta he quedado impresionado.
#3 | jorgemotalmeida on 06 December 2007 15:20:24
translation Spanish to English Pfft -- "Ufffffffffff, spectacular size and the colour of this fly... I am very impressed! "
#4 | Nele on 08 December 2007 17:21:59
What a beautiful fly!
It really keeps up with the most popular insects like dragonflies or butterflies!

#5 | jorgemotalmeida on 08 December 2007 22:41:44
Flies surpass all arthropods without doubts. Smile It is a question of taste. Pfft
#6 | Cesar on 09 December 2007 20:41:22
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 19:54:16
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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29.09.15 09:12
For Idiohelina, 3 Malloch's papers, Exotic Muscaridae III, XV, and XXXV

22.09.15 11:34
Species with mouth parts that appear to be 'similar', like Sargus, do feed on honeydew. I have never seen Hermetia in nature...

18.09.15 17:42
Thanks Paul, some sites report that it don't have functional mouth part, other sites say it feed nectar, some publications say it "probably" feed nectar and it's a pollinator.

18.09.15 11:57
Sounds like it might be. Do sites that 'say not' state that they do feed or don't they mention anything?

14.09.15 20:42
Question: is it true that the Hermetia illucens don't have functional mouth part? Some sites say yes and some other say not. It's a bit confused. Thanks Smile

30.08.15 16:23
looks like it! Grrrr.

29.08.15 15:14
Fauna Europaea unavailable again!?

28.08.15 22:58
I'm searching a Muscidae pdf for the New Zealand fauna (Idiohelina genus), I hope someone can help me with a link, thanks in advance!

23.08.15 19:58
Thanks Paul, I'll do it Wink

21.08.15 14:52
Send a PM to Gunnar. Wink

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