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First Conopidae 2008 - Myopa palliceps (=minor)
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Hooray! A new Myopa for me... I think. Grin

Spotted today near Pvoa Do. Around 6 mm size. I saw about 10 bombyliids, dozens of tachinids (mainly Tachina spp.), Rhamphomyia spp.;
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EDIT 2: Title changed from "First Conopidae 2008 - Awesome Myopa cf. palliceps." to "First Conopidae 2008 - Myopa minor (=palliceps)"

EDIT: Title changed from "First Conopidae 2008 - Awesome Myopa sp." to "First Conopidae 2008 - Awesome Myopa cf. palliceps"

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I don't now anything about these fly's, but very nice pictures !!!
And what a very little and shrunk scutellum.

Greatings Joke
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Hello, Jorge!

<Sigh...> We have temperatures barely above 0 ?C here, with storm and snow (predicted a "White Easter" with snowdrifts), and the only Diptera I saw today were some very small Chironomids at our house wall and some Sylvicolas at my banana baits... The only other insects I only found in the house: Anthrenus verbasci (Dermestid beetles) and Tinea pellionella (bagworm moth larvae) - both like our cats' hairs... Wink
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I think that in the secomd picture you must have pointed a gun towards its head and say "hands up", and in the fourth picture it is praying for its life Grin

Happy Easter Erik
 
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javanerkelens wrote:
I don't now anything about these fly's, but very nice pictures !!!
And what a very little and shrunk scutellum.

Greatings Joke



Thanks! Smile
This Myopa must be really an old fly. I spotted this fly using averted vision among the vegetation. (I'm an amateur astronomer and I used to use many times this vision to see pale globular and open clusters and enhance more stars).
This fly was very near in one nice place (precisely where I spotted the famous fly acrocerid Cyrtus gibbus) and in spite of the very windy day, in that place due the fact is protected by the many trees around, I could spot in 2 hours about over 200 flies easily. Pfft
 
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Juergen Peters wrote:
Hello, Jorge!

<Sigh...> We have temperatures barely above 0 ?C here, with storm and snow (predicted a "White Easter" with snowdrifts), and the only Diptera I saw today were some very small Chironomids at our house wall and some Sylvicolas at my banana baits... The only other insects I only found in the house: Anthrenus verbasci (Dermestid beetles) and Tinea pellionella (bagworm moth larvae) - both like our cats' hairs... Wink


I saw the Anthrenus yesterday too. Pfft Tineidae larvae are among ones that can eat human hair too.. Sad on the final stage of a human decomposition...


Here the Easter will be very rainy. Sad
 
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Erik Nielsen wrote:
I think that in the secomd picture you must have pointed a gun towards its head and say "hands up", and in the fourth picture it is praying for its life Grin

Happy Easter Erik



Smile I thought (almost) precisely the same. Smile you can see it here .

Boa P?scoa.
 
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Myopa dorsalis? Or Myopa fasciata?

Hyaline wings without any dark markings. The scutellum is dull reddish and the abdomen reddish brown, resembling in some way a Sicus.
So I think this can be a Myopa dorsalis, according to the Veen's keys... but I'm waiting for Stuke to confirm this or no.. Smile
 
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It could be Myopa palliceps (=minor). The species is known to Portugal and the flight time fits to what I know.

Jens-Hermann
 
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Thank you Stuke. I will add this to the gallery very soon (in summer...).
 
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today I found about 5 Myopa. Even in a very cloudy day. It seems that they are very common. One species can be new for me. More later, I will show the photos.

Today I spotted my first Bibionidae, my first Asilidae (!), also my first Phasia and my first Pipunculidae ( I saw 4 pipunculids today on a lemon tree!), and a spectacular goniini fly that outshines Baumhaeuria microps and about 4/5 new tachinids. Pfft Also I found a very strange tick.. all black. Last Thursday I found my very first Sialidae ever. (ok, these last 2 are not dipters Pfft). Is it possible to create a log section where we can create our field log?? It would be interesting...
 
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