Thread subject: :: this is a diptera (Loxocera hoffmannseggi)

Posted by guenille on 16-09-2007 09:01

When I shooted it I think hymenoptera, not sure now.
Who know it ?

Near Paris, september 15th, at the edge of a river.

Edited by guenille on 19-09-2007 21:05

Posted by Zeegers on 16-09-2007 09:11

IT's a diptera alright.
SOmething like Loxocera (Psilidae ) ??

Magnificant mimic !


Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 16-09-2007 10:23

Subgenus Platystyla I suppose. Near Loxocera hoffmannseggi ?
Very interesting fly. Well done Edith. :)

Posted by guenille on 16-09-2007 10:52

Thanks a lot Theo and St?phane.
I am proud to have sometimes good shot and specimen

Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 17-09-2007 22:07

Anyone could tell more ? Is Loxocera hoffmannseggi possible ?
Paul ?

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 18-09-2007 16:17

Stephane, your ID confirmed by Anatoly Shatalkin ;)
So, Edith can remove "?"

Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 18-09-2007 19:03

Many Thanks to Nikita and to A. Shatalkin. :)
The species is not present in France according to Fauna Europaea (but present in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany). Once again a good find by Edith. :)


Posted by Tony T on 18-09-2007 20:41

Unreal! It initiated a new thread HERE

Edited by Paul Beuk on 18-09-2007 20:51