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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?
kyl attached the following image:

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Posted on 03-02-2008 20:41

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Here's another picture.
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Posted on 03-02-2008 20:43

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Here's the second picture
Edited by kyl on 03-02-2008 20:44
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Posted on 03-02-2008 20:46
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What a lovely fly. I'd bet it is Platystomatidae.
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Posted on 03-02-2008 20:48

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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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Posted on 03-02-2008 21:53
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Kahis wrote:
What a lovely fly. I'd bet it is Platystomatidae.

I second Kahis!
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Posted on 03-02-2008 23:30
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Platystomatidae subfamily Scholastinae. Almost certainly a Scholastes.
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Posted on 10-04-2009 20:06
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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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