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Bombyliidae - Poecilognathus unimaculatus (spectacular beefly)
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Posted on 16-08-2007 11:23
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A friend of mine: Anthony Gould took this photo on 15th August 2007 in Arizona. This is, I think, a Poecilognathus sp. It was feeding on desert marigold. Perhaps P. unimaculatus (but we must see dorsal view to be sure).

This photo was granted by him. I think this is the best photo available on the net with this detail.
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Posted on 16-08-2007 11:42
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Lovely BIG photo Wink
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Posted on 16-02-2010 21:30
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This beautiful bombyliid is confirmed as a female of Poecilognathus unimaculatus.
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Posted on 16-02-2010 23:19
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I now have a new desktop background on my computer - I am sure I am not the only one, I hope your friend Anthony does not mind?
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Posted on 17-02-2010 18:09

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hello, here it is another lovely one, from Argentina, unfortunately the Evenhuys' book (revision of Usiinae and Phthiriinae) hasnīt got species keys
http://www.insect...60309.html They are very nice Grin
Edited by paqui on 17-02-2010 18:13
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