Thread subject: :: Bombyliidae Bryodemina sp.?

Posted by Beverly on 26-07-2015 16:59

I found this Bee Fly in my backyard (in Colima, Colima, Mexico) in 2013 shortly after the area had been hit with two hurricanes in the same day (one from the west, the other from the east) so it may be common here in Colima or it may have blown in from elsewhere. I can't find the coordinates of my location at this moment but i will add them soon. We are thinking the species may be fasciata. Here is a photo:
See image and coordinates a few posts below this one.

Well I do not see an "edit" option and i did not post the thread so maybe it posted automatically. I evidently was not successful in adding the photo. I did browse my attachment and it did come up as a "file" selected. From there, i have no clue what happened. I assumed the photo would be embedded in the message section of the post text.

Edited by Beverly on 26-07-2015 20:12

Posted by Beverly on 26-07-2015 17:06

Now i see an edit option but still don't know how to capture the photo. I'll look around and try again later. I do see the option "displays photo from a given url address...not sure what that means, the photo does not have a url address as far as i know.

Edited by Beverly on 26-07-2015 17:19

Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 26-07-2015 18:12

Beverly, make sure there are not any dots or spaces in the name of the file. Also make sure the size isn't too big (200 KB maximum). It doesn't upload if any of that happen :)

And welcome to the forum! ;)

Posted by Beverly on 26-07-2015 18:47

Thank you Piluca. I think size must be the problem because i think the file is huge. How are people supposed to see all the details with such a tiny file? I will make the file 200KB and try again. I was hoping this post would be a quick trip but it looks like i'm going to have to give it more time and attention. Thanks for the welcome and the instructions.

Posted by Beverly on 26-07-2015 20:07

Okay, let's see if this works:

First of all, the coordinates are 19 degrees 15' N and 103 degrees 42' W. Colima, Colima, Mexico

Posted by blowave on 26-07-2015 20:59

Hi Beverly!

To give a little background, the following links are what led me to Bryodemina fasciata.



On Page 251 of the world catalogue of Bombyliidae, there's only two species of Bryodemina listed for Mexico.

Anisotamia fasciata Williston, 1901: 284. TYPE LOCALITY: Mexico (Jalisco) [H in
DISTRIBUTION: Nearctic: Mexico (Colima, Jalisco).

Colima is where Beverly found this fly. The photo of Bryodemina valida is on Brian Brown's site.


Edited by blowave on 26-07-2015 20:59

Posted by Beverly on 26-07-2015 21:39

Thank you for the reference links, blowave!

Posted by Beverly on 28-07-2015 03:10

I found another photo of the same insect, maybe this will help.