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The most beautiful flies
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Posted on 18-09-2014 11:45
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OK all you dipterophiles can I please have suggestions of the 20 or so most attractive flies in the world - for a talk I am going to give here in my Chinese University - so only flies I can get images of please.
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For cuddliness it's hard to beat Cephenemyia. And for chic cuddly - Cuterebra .
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This is among of them: Nemestrinus caucasicus -

From Turkey!
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Nasty habits Grin but such a pretty fly Wink : Toxoneura muliebris
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Orthonevra nitida from eastern USA. Related to Chrysogaster, so it probably breeds in mud.
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Cyrtisiopsis melleus from Almería - SPAIN
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