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Platystomatidae?
kyl
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Posted on 03-02-2008 20:40
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A picture taken by my dad.
Location: lowland. Malaysia.

Is it a Platystomatidae?
Thanks!
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Here's another picture.
 
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Here's the second picture
Edited by kyl on 03-02-2008 20:44
 
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What a lovely fly. I'd bet it is Platystomatidae.
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Thank you. It's a very attractive fly indeed. My father took this picture at a brakish water swamp. I cannot get the second picture uploaded, but it's just a slightly more lateral view.
 
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Kahis wrote:
What a lovely fly. I'd bet it is Platystomatidae.


I second Kahis!
 
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Platystomatidae subfamily Scholastinae. Almost certainly a Scholastes.
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The clear apical tip to the wing and lack of supra-alar seta makes this Scholastes cinctus. Beautiful pic!
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