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ONE of the most amazing flies on the EARTH: Cephalodromia nitens Loew, 1846
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Posted on 27-07-2009 13:13
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Dear friends


I'm REALLY BAFFLED with this AMAZING and SPECTACULAR FLY!!!!!! I have found a new genus for Portugal. And soon I will make an article with Neal Evenhuis on this beauty! This is a Cephalodromia sp. that I saw yesterday in Serra da Estrela. This fly was almost the cause that I could broke my hand. Now it is better... but it was almost broken... the driving in montain was hard... Sad But for this fly it is worthy!!!! Seee why Grin I will add more photos later Grin

Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Congratulations on finding your new strange fly - looks like an odd kind of bird! Smile
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ChrisR wrote:
Congratulations on finding your new strange fly - looks like an odd kind of bird! Smile


Thanks, Chris!!! This is surely a beauty! Wink And, yes, it reminds to me the same!

Now another photo...
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FREAKING AMAZING!!!!
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ah.. I forgot to tell that this mythicomyiid measures 4 mm. A little bigger than the Empidideicus. Grin
 
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Indeed nice fly ! ...congratulations!

Joke Smile
 
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thanks, Joke! I will add more photos yet! Wink
 
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also see the header of DI... it is precisely the same genus. Wink
That fly of the header was taken by Javier Gßllego (javig here). Smile
 
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I have news. This could be a C. cf. nitens but we must wait for more data. Smile
 
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first photo of the new series.... the other will come later with some details described and with some habitat photos.

farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/3766576655_0551fb6e88_b.jpg


I suggest you see it bigger here:
http://www.flickr...5/sizes/o/
Enjoy!
 
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well I will show you the other NEW photos. But I will show the best one for the final Grin

Here the first photos:

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and the copula (female at the right)

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and for the last photo....
 
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this should be seen in BIG SIZE.
HERE ---> http://www.flickr...2/sizes/o/ then press F11 for full screen. Wink Better seen in big monitors.. (over 20"Wink

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this is a photo near from the habitat of this Cephalodromia cf. nitens.
Taken with the bridge camera.
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this shows the place where I spotted the first Cephalodromia.
Photo taken with the bridge camera.
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Well, today, myself and Andrade went to the Serra da Estrela and did manage to see about 50 Cephalodromia or so... Also Andrade made some videos that he will show us here. Wink
Now, I would like to see Platypygus and Glabellula Grin
 
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You're lucky, here in Hungrary there's only Apolysis szappanosi, and that is also so rare, that it was only recently discovered and named.
 
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Apolysis is a bombyliid. Not a mythico... but it is spectacular as well! Wink
The antenna of Apolysis has a subapical sulcus in the last segment! Frown
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this video was made by Andrade in the last Thursday... We saw over 100 Cephalodromia! Shock

Here you can see a nice video on C. cf. nitens. Enjoy.


YouTube Video


and another one:

YouTube Video



with some nice sounds...

YouTube Video


and the last one:

YouTube Video
 
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Just fantastic! Good work Jorge.
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thanks, Nigel.


Today I went to the same place... and found many Cephalodromia. This time almost I got one photo with Cephalodromia flying... I will show that photo in the last post. Wink
Now I will show some new photos I took today.
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