Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 9

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,967
· Newest Member: BLecaplain
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Diptoch00:08:31
· evdb00:19:37
· ESant00:23:59
· chlorophylle00:39:21
· Carnifex00:42:28
· andrewsi00:52:19
· brigitteu00:52:50
· Nosferatumyia01:22:49
· weia02:19:07
· runetk02:28:39
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Family forums :: Asilidae Forum
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Asilus (?) from Uganda
#1 Print Post
Posted on 09-08-2017 11:15

Location: Paris area, France
Posts: 1731
Joined: 20.08.07


A Uganda's bird watcher and guide took this picture recently in Uganda ...

It reminds me some Asilus or at least Asilidae ...

Is it possible to Id this hairy one ?

Thanks in advance !! Wink
pat_der2003 attached the following image:

Edited by pat_der2003 on 09-08-2017 11:16
#2 Print Post
Posted on 09-08-2017 14:45

Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 1330
Joined: 27.06.10

Looks liks a hybrid between an Asilid and a monkey!
(only joking)
#3 Print Post
Posted on 09-08-2017 15:38

Location: Paris area, France
Posts: 1731
Joined: 20.08.07

GrinGrin You're totally right !! Wink

There's a species of monkey called "mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza, the eastern black-and-white colobus, or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus" that I saw in Uganda and Ethiopia !!

Quite the same ... A little bit bigger ! Cool

Tony Irwin
#4 Print Post
Posted on 09-08-2017 18:30
User Avatar


Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 7203
Joined: 19.11.04

Hyperechia nigrita, I think
Tony Irwin
#5 Print Post
Posted on 09-08-2017 18:58

Location: Paris area, France
Posts: 1731
Joined: 20.08.07

Hum, looks like that very much !! TumbsUp Smile

Many thanks Tony !! Wink
#6 Print Post
Posted on 09-08-2017 23:30
User Avatar


Location: Tilburg Netherlands
Posts: 2198
Joined: 18.05.10

Lovely creature Cool


Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium:
Mariastraat 12
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
ID confirmation Asilus crabroniformis? Asilidae Forum 3 14-12-2017 08:47
Asilus crabroniformis sex please Asilidae Forum 3 27-08-2017 14:39
Asilidae > Asilus barbarus Asilidae Forum 3 16-11-2015 11:26
Asilidae (southwestern France) identified (Choerades & Asilus) (thread 1 of 2) Asilidae Forum 7 28-08-2014 21:50
Asilus barbarus Asilidae Forum 4 31-10-2013 03:08
Date and time
17 July 2024 23:52


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.

Please, help to make
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
You must login to post a message.

16.07.24 12:37

11.07.24 13:59
Following up on the update provided by Paul on the donations received in 2024, I just made a donation. Follow my example Wink

07.03.24 01:01
Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

17.08.23 16:23

17.08.23 14:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 14:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 12:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 09:37
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 22:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 22:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

Render time: 1.18 seconds | 196,795,078 unique visits