Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 5

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,337
· Newest Member: Maik Hausotte
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· ckazilas00:07:37
· zenartim00:21:09
· Barry00:21:18
· Renko00:26:01
· Gansucha00:33:12
· alexaandru00:34:18
· evdb00:43:50
· binturong00:57:59
· Leif Bloss C...01:01:46
· Tony Irwin01:08:08
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Diptera.info :: General Diptera forums :: Overviews
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Diptera Mimicry
Tony T
#21 Print Post
Posted on 25-09-2007 14:45
User Avatar

Member

Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 657
Joined: 08.02.07

A classic Bumblebee mimic by the syrphid: Syrphidae > Arctophila bombiformis (female)
SEE: HERE
 
Rui Andrade
#22 Print Post
Posted on 28-09-2007 14:04
User Avatar

Member

Location: Portugal
Posts: 3028
Joined: 19.06.07

Wasplike syrphids

http://www.dipter...post_40278

Wasplike conopid

http://www.dipter...post_40326
 
www.flickr.com/photos/rui_andrade/
Alvesgaspar
#23 Print Post
Posted on 02-10-2007 16:10
User Avatar

Member

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 561
Joined: 24.08.07

Sepsidae flies mimic winged ants quite well, like this one (a Australosepsis sp.?)

Joaquim Gaspar
Alvesgaspar attached the following image:


[194.96Kb]
 
Tony Irwin
#24 Print Post
Posted on 02-10-2007 21:25
User Avatar

Member

Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 5871
Joined: 19.11.04

Tony T wrote:
crex wrote:
Crawfish mimicry? Grin

I think we can put this in the same league as the "Alligator Bug" (Homoptera: Fulgora laternaria), the head of which does look like an alligator and would be great mimicry apart from the discrepancy of habitat and size between the model and mimicShock.


Perhaps we should look at this again - particularly at the newly-posted gallery image of Rhagoletis completa (see http://www.dipter...to_id=2344).
While I was scanning recent posts, I saw the thumbnail image of this picture out of the corner of my eye, and wondered why someone had posted an image of a scorpion (rather than a crayfish)- perhaps a potential predator might make the same mistake, and leave it alone? Smile
Edited by Tony Irwin on 02-10-2007 21:28
Tony
----------
Tony Irwin
 
jorgemotalmeida
#25 Print Post
Posted on 03-10-2007 00:12
User Avatar

Member

Location: Viseu - PORTUGAL
Posts: 9248
Joined: 05.06.06

Tony T wrote:
crex wrote:
If I remember correctly some Tephritidae mimics Salticidae spiders!?

Need a photo of a Rhagoletis from behindGrin
According to Marshall "the wing-banding pattern....seen from behind.. makes the fly look remarkedly like a jumping spider (the bands look like spider legs)"
Who wants to tangle with a jumping spider?

Edit: Further reading indicates that the mimicry is to fool jumping spiders as these spiders are the major predators. "Greene et al. (1987) and Whitman et al. (1988) showed that Z. vittigera mimics jumping spiders and is significantly protected from these common predators on its host plant. During the fly's wing flicking displays, its wing pattern resembles the legs and the abdominal spots the eyes of a spider in its own territorial display."

See: Reference here



Tony, really this is quite distinctive. Even in dorsal view (see the back of the fly) it seems a salticid spider!! (very convincing) . See here >>
http://www.dipter...to_id=2344
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/superegnum
kyl
#26 Print Post
Posted on 03-02-2008 21:09
Member

Location: Malaysia
Posts: 45
Joined: 16.11.07

When i saw the picture of Rhagoletis from afar, (or without glasses Pfft)it looks like a spider backwards.. The bold bands on the wings as the spider forelegs and the fly's head as the spider's abdomen....

What about Celyphidae? Does looking like a beetle confer any protection? And I believe their flight isnt that great either?as mentioned in the Threads.
 
LakeSide
#27 Print Post
Posted on 24-04-2008 16:07
Member

Location: Werkendam, the Netherlands
Posts: 103
Joined: 16.04.08

Eristalis intricaria as bumblebee mimic:
farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/1231805413_42c9d54819.jpg

and Xylota segnis does a good sawfly impression IMO

farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/2436268832_39f712c230.jpg
Jaco Visser
www.flickr.com/photos/nuclearlakeside
 
www.flickr.com/photos/nuclearlakeside
AaronS
#28 Print Post
Posted on 28-11-2018 06:14
Member

Location: California
Posts: 13
Joined: 27.10.18

The nice pair of lateral + dorsal photos that Tony T posted earlier in this thread (see below) show a very dark specimen of Physocephala furcillata...which is pretty much the only conopine that seems to make it as far northeast as New Brunswick in North America.

Tony T wrote:
This is a North American Physocephala sp. (Conopidae) that closely resembles a Potter Wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae).

diptera.info/forum/attachments/fly23.jpg

In fact, when I first saw this fly on a flower I thought it was a Potter wasp.
Length: 10.5mm excluding antennae. 19 September 2007, New Brunswick, Canada.
 
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Unknown diptera (4_6_b) Diptera (adults) 4 06-12-2019 09:11
Unknown diptera Diptera (adults) 6 20-11-2019 09:32
Diptera? Diptera (adults) 3 03-11-2019 15:18
Diptera? (2_8_b) Syrphidae 2 01-11-2019 22:58
Diptera (NL) Diptera (adults) 2 27-10-2019 15:11
Date and time
10 December 2019 16:50
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.

04.12.19 10:23
Thx! TumbsUp

04.12.19 09:33
There are some internal issues withy their servers and they are working on it.

02.12.19 08:42
Anyone knows what happened with the Catalog of Fossil Diptera at the bishopmuseum.org webpage? Cannot access it Frown

01.11.19 22:46
Hi! may I ask, why the soldierfly banner (https://www.dipte
ra.info/images/sol
dierfly-banner.png
) is so big (4790x870 Pixels, 1, 4 M Cool? It always lasts minutes to load on a slow connection and costs a

18.09.19 20:06
Jewell699, you should post it in the forum, not submit it for the gallery.

15.09.19 20:41
Jewelm699 - did you upload it to a forum (which one?) or the gallery? I can't find it.

11.09.19 13:15
I’m hoping someone can identify the phoridae maggot or pupae I just uploaded.

28.08.19 14:29
Rafael p is legs and f1 is fore femur

26.08.19 17:13
If you experienced a very sluggish site recently, it may have been because someone tried to upload a maliciuous script by force. It appears to have failed. The visitor was blocked further access.

25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

Render time: 11.3 seconds | 143,000,121 unique visits