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Two-colored Tachinid

Cylindromyia bicolor


A bee size diptera, with elongated body. Red-brown abdomen with few black hairs protruding; black head and thorax, and dusky-brown transparent wings. There are also two transparent pearly disks at the base of wings, protecting fly's balances.


Seen in a small valley which we baptized a "Valley of butterflies" - the grassland valley is really very small, not more than 100 at its longest side and completely surrounded by a broad-leaved forest, and edged by a small and very clean stream. When we visited, grasslands were covered in a multitude of butterflies, mainly fritillaries.

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two-colored tachinid
Cylindromyia bicolor Insectes (autres). Cylindromyia bicolor. [PlumeDeVille]

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a week ago

Many thanks Emilie

Val d'Oingt, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 45.95, Long: 4.57

Spotted on Aug 19, 2018
Submitted on Feb 10, 2019

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