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Philoliche longirostris
Philoliche longirostris Philoliche longirostris


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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I think Eric is right.. must suggest to a few others from the India and Himalayas.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

I wish we could see the wing venation and antennae better. Could this really be a Tabanid? Some of the wing venation of the Bombyliids look very similar to the Tabanidae. What an incredible fly.

BugEric
BugEric 6 years ago

Actually, I think this is a Tabanidae horse fly, but one that does not feed on blood.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Yes, I agree with Argy, Family Bombyliidae. What a beauty!

Jitesh T
Spotted by
Jitesh T

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Lat: 18.99, Long: 72.84

Spotted on Dec 10, 2012
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012

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