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Spotting

Description:

About 15 mm long. Help with ID appreciated!

Habitat:

Spotted in a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest, near a pond. Alt. 1400m ASL.

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14 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Sciomyzidae..?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

There are many representatives of this genus around... here is another candidate:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabanus_bro...
http://www.entomart.be/INS-0502.html

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Ashish I have commented further, thanks. I am looking at the whole genus right now.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Daniele... must update as Argy commented.. I am agree with him... Might be Lars too....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Argy! The colour indeed was bugging me... I should have at look these... At least there's agreement on the genus! Thanks again Ashish and Satyen too.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Argy you might got it...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

If you want a yellow one Tabanus sudeticus (m)
http://diptera.info/photogallery.php?pho...
?

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wonderful eyes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks for doing the work Ashish! And thank you again Lars. I will update shortly.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

Ashish is right. Tabanus nemoralis. (6 segments of the abdomen, touching eyes, furred)...was a bit confused because horseflies look a bit bolder from a top view than from this sideview.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Horsefly...Tabanus nemoralis which find with very touched eyes...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Lars! Sorry it's all I got, it flew off in a fraction of a second:-( I often walk in this area so I'll try to keep an eye out for his relatives...

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 8 years ago

Not easy to identify without a view on the abdomen's pattern...is there any? Nice macro 2nd shot, btw :)

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Blonay, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

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