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ONE of the most amazing flies on the EARTH: Cephalodromia nitens Loew, 1846
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another... a male spying...
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a bunch of Cephalodromia... crap photo.. just for showing the number of Cephalodromia we can see in Asteraceae flowers.
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the relative size flower - Cephalodromia...
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a curious way to feed on flower...
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another... this photo shows the Cephalodromia feeding on polen grains Shock Shock
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AND FINALLY A Cephalodromia flying at background Grin Now it just lacks one photo showing perfectly the flight, but it is rather hard. Smile

ENJOY!
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Finally confirmed by Evenhuis as a true Cephalodromia nitens.
The javig's Cephalodromia is very probable to be another nitens.
 
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Beautiful series!Smile
 
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