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Bee fly

Philoliche longirostris


Philoliche longirostris is a fly of the Tabanidae family native to India, specifically the Himalayas. It was first identified by Thomas Hardwicke in 1823.[3] Notable is its proboscis, which is "many times longer than its body". - Wikipedia.


at altitudes above 3200 meters nearby to Jalori pass. there were temporary water pits dug up by forest department for wild animals. those water pits formed a death trap for many of the insects which forms the local fauna of the alpine meadows.This one with the long proboscis caught my eyes. :)

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Philoliche longirostris
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Deny 2 years ago

Good thing of spotting , amazing macro 😍😍😍

ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

thank you Argy Bee. the description and the distribution fits the bill perfectly. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

BugEric gave some clue to find this ID suggestion.

ChimeTsetan 10 years ago

thank you lori.tas Will be excited to know which species. :)
Thank you JillBlack. :)

JillBlack 10 years ago

nice photo

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Shillihar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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