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Large Orange Tephritidae
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Posted on 16-05-2006 13:11

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This morning I found this 1cm large orange fly in my garden (Brussels-Belgium). It has a design on the wings like a Tephritidae. Is it?
cebe attached the following image:

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Posted on 16-05-2006 13:25
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A very nice find! It is not Tephritidae but Piophilidae (subfamily Neottiophilinae): Neottiophila praeustum. Larvae are ectoparasitic bloodsuckers on the nestlings of passerine birds (the last part quoted from the Manual of Nearctic Diptera).

Can I include it in the Diptera Gallery?
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Posted on 16-05-2006 13:32
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No it is not a member of the family Tephritidae but a member of the family Piophilidae. Neottiophilum praeustum. The larvae live as parasites on young birds. The larvae suck blood of the nestlings.

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Posted on 16-05-2006 13:45
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I see that Paul was again to quick for me!
In the Netherlands the species is said to be rather scarce, but to my opinion it is not uncommon.

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Posted on 06-05-2008 22:42

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Together with the first birds leaving their nest in my garden (Brussels - Belgium), I had one again on 02 may 2008.

I don't find my first picture in the Diptera Gallery anymore. Has something changed in the classification? I didn't found this thread on google neather, but that must be because it should be ?Neottiophilum praestrum? (according to fauna europaea) ?
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Posted on 06-05-2008 22:56
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which were the birds? Hirundo rustica?
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Posted on 06-05-2008 23:02
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this fly belongs to the Neottiophilidae family. Grin
see here.
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Posted on 07-05-2008 10:59

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The birds that left the nest in my garden where Parus major (2 may) and Turdus merula (1 may)
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