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Black Bombylid, C Spain --> Bombylius fuscus
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Posted on 01-06-2011 21:53
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At first I thought it might be Bombylella atra with no white hairs, but I seriously doubt that is the case. The wings don't seem to match either. Help, please!!
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I once saw one of these at the top of Foia, Monchique, Portugal. Although i failed to catch it so cannot be certain, i concluded it was probably Bombylius fuscus.
 
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Wow! That's an amazing bombylid Grin
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Thanks a lot David!! Smile

I am astonished that I cannot find pictures of Bombylius fuscus in the Internet. I guess it might be an interesting picture to submit to the gallery.

The species exits in Spain, which adds to the identification.
 
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