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Conopidae: Conops flavipes?
Rui Andrade
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Posted on 28-09-2007 11:36
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Can you help me with this beautiful conopid?
Thank you

location: Barcelos, Portugal
date: 2007/09/28
Edited by Rui Andrade on 05-11-2007 19:10
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Posted on 28-09-2007 11:47
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I'd say Conops flavipes. I didn?t see anymore Conops since AUgust. Sad
I think you are right.
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Posted on 28-09-2007 12:48
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This is of course another good example for the mimicry list.

Joaquim Gaspar
Rui Andrade
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Posted on 28-09-2007 14:06
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Thank you, Jorge Smile

Is it possible to be sure about the species?

Jorge, if you want you can have the specimen.
Dima DD
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Posted on 28-09-2007 18:20
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I agree with Jorge about C. flavipes; try this key for Conopidae (go to Conops there):
Thanks to Mark van Veen! Smile

IMO, flying Conopidae demonstrate the most impressive mimicry! Shock
I think it's a very effective trick to approach the host (Conopidae are parasitic flies, females infect hymenopterans in the air...). Am I wrong?
Edited by Dima DD on 28-09-2007 18:36
Rui Andrade
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Posted on 29-09-2007 14:29
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Thank you Smile

I tryed the key and, if I done the things right, it belongs without a doubt to the species Conops flavipes.
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