Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Peru Asilidae - female Asilinae
Posted by jgruber111 on 10-11-2019 22:26
Found at Finca Las Piedras, near town of Monterrey in Madre de Dios region in southeastern Peru on 11.IX.2019. Female Asilinae.
Edited by jgruber111 on 19-12-2019 13:21
Posted by Eric Fisher on 13-12-2019 19:02
Asilinae: female; genus? Has ovipositor very much like Lecania, but lacks the characteristic "3 day stubble" (only very short, erect setae covering scutellum & scutum) of that genus; this fly instead w/ typical 'long setae' present on thoracic dorsum. Also lacks modified arista of Lecania group...
Grabbed an interesting prey item -- which I don't recognize either!
Edited by Eric Fisher on 13-12-2019 19:03
Posted by John Carr on 14-12-2019 13:44
Prey is Neriidae.
Posted by Eric Fisher on 14-12-2019 22:26
Thanks very much John,
Posted by jgruber111 on 19-12-2019 13:21
Thanks much Eric and John!