Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 16

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,948
· Newest Member: Mike
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Salah01:25:07
· Volker01:51:55
· Joerg Schneider03:08:03
· Tetrao04:43:49
· smol08:15:12
· piros08:30:23
· Carnifex08:34:02
· weia08:51:36
· Morten A Mjelde08:57:44
· Gintautas St...09:17:20
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Diptera.info :: Family forums :: Syrphidae
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Mimicing a wasp...
Juergen Peters
#1 Print Post
Posted on 07-06-2005 20:47
User Avatar

Member

Location: northwest Germany
Posts: 13535
Joined: 11.09.04

...is very widespread among syrphids. But this Temnostoma bombylans I photographed today still went beyond: when I came near, it used its darker forelegs to mimic the (moving) antennae of a wasp! Such behaviour I knew from some jumping spiders (Salticidae), but not from a fly.

insekteninfos.de/diptera/0706/Temnostoma_bombylans_1.jpg

insekteninfos.de/diptera/0706/Temnostoma_bombylans_2.jpg
Best regards,
Jürgen

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Juergen Peters
Borgholzhausen, Germany
WWW: http://insektenfo...
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 
http://insektenfotos.de/forum
Paul Beuk
#2 Print Post
Posted on 07-06-2005 22:10
User Avatar

Super Administrator

Location: Netherlands
Posts: 19209
Joined: 11.05.04

Temnostoma vespiforme can do exactly the same. Very impressive!
Paul

- - - -

Paul Beuk on https://diptera.info
 
diptera.info
Juergen Peters
#3 Print Post
Posted on 09-06-2005 19:36
User Avatar

Member

Location: northwest Germany
Posts: 13535
Joined: 11.09.04

Hello, Paul!

Paul Beuk wrote:
Temnostoma vespiforme can do exactly the same. Very impressive!


Just that one amazed me today! When I wanted to photograph the face of this "wasp" for easier identification, I looked through my camera - into two big dipteran eyes... :-)


insekteninfos.de/diptera/0906/Temnostoma_vespiforme_1.jpg

insekteninfos.de/diptera/0906/Temnostoma_vespiforme_2.jpg
Best regards,
Jürgen

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Juergen Peters
Borgholzhausen, Germany
WWW: http://insektenfo...
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 
http://insektenfotos.de/forum
Paul Beuk
#4 Print Post
Posted on 09-06-2005 22:36
User Avatar

Super Administrator

Location: Netherlands
Posts: 19209
Joined: 11.05.04

Well, you got my point even before I made it! Grin
Paul

- - - -

Paul Beuk on https://diptera.info
 
diptera.info
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Tiny yellow Chalcidoid (?) wasp (06.11.23) --> Aphelinidae, cf. Aphytis Other insects, spiders, etc. 5 08-11-2023 19:19
Which wasp ? Other insects, spiders, etc. 6 04-09-2023 11:46
Small wasp from Switzerland Other insects, spiders, etc. 4 11-05-2023 10:45
Eulophidae <- Agromyzid parasitoid (chalcid wasp) Other insects, spiders, etc. 5 07-02-2023 23:06
Leaf Miner Fly Parasitic Wasp for ID Help. Other insects, spiders, etc. 7 16-12-2022 16:53
Date and time
02 March 2024 07:56
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Paul
Donate
Please, help to make
Diptera.info
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download


Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

17.08.23 15:23
Aneomochtherus

17.08.23 13:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 13:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 11:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 08:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 21:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 21:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 11:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

09.10.22 17:07
Yes, dipterologists from far abroad, please buy your copy at veldshop. Stamps will be expensive, but he, the book is unreasonably cheap Smile

07.10.22 11:55
Can any1 help out with a pdf copy of 1941 Hammer. Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. 105; thank you

Render time: 0.53 seconds | 188,507,708 unique visits