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Asilus (?) from Uganda
pat_der2003
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Posted on 09-08-2017 10:15
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Hello,

A Uganda's bird watcher and guide took this picture recently in Uganda ...

It reminds me some Asilus or at least Asilidae ...

Is it possible to Id this hairy one ?

Thanks in advance !! Wink
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Posted on 09-08-2017 13:45
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Looks liks a hybrid between an Asilid and a monkey!
(only joking)
 
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Posted on 09-08-2017 14:38
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GrinGrin You're totally right !! Wink

There's a species of monkey called "mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza, the eastern black-and-white colobus, or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus" that I saw in Uganda and Ethiopia !!

Quite the same ... A little bit bigger ! Cool

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Hyperechia nigrita, I think
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Hum, looks like that very much !! TumbsUp Smile


Many thanks Tony !! Wink
 
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Lovely creature Cool
Greetings,

Reinoud

Field guide to the robber flies of the Netherlands and Belgium: https://www.jeugdbondsuitgeverij.nl/product/field-guide-to-the-robberflies-of-the-netherlands-and-belgium/

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