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jorgemotalmeida
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Posted on 05-09-2007 22:25
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Hi


I would like to hear which are the favourites SPECIES of yours! It could be for aesthetic reasons or something very peculiar on biology/ecology of the fly, or for some other special reason. You can choose 10 favourites (it is not obligatory to fill 10 species. It can be more or less!). I choose 15 flies so far (2007.09.05)

I begin... and I will update when I will know some more new species. I will attach links for photos of the species. You can choose other flies besides Palearctic ones. Wink

(no special order below. All are in the same level.)

Version 1.0


Ulidiidae - Dorycera sp. -- http://tinyurl.co... Photo by
Dimitri Geystor

Plastystomatidae - Rivellia syngenisae - http://tinyurl.co... Photo by Rafael Estevez

Mythicomyiidae - Cephalodromia sp. (?) - http://tinyurl.co... Photo By Javier G?llego

Oestridae (Hypodermatidae) - Portschinskia loewi - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Theo Zeegers (?)

Nemestrinidae - Nemestrinus sp. (?) - http://tinyurl.co... Photo by Joaquin Portela

Stratiomyidae - Nemotelus pantherinus - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Dima (awesome photo!)

Diopsidae - Teleopsis sp. - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Nikita Vikhrev

Acroceridae - Cyrtus gibbus - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Jorge Almeida

Conopidae - Myopa picta - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Jorge Almeida

Nycteribiidae - Undetermined species - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Jorge Almeida

Neriidae - Odontoloxozus longicornis - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Stephen Cresswell

Conopidae - Stylogaster sp. - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Robin McLeod

Bombyliidae - Lepidophora lutea - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Craves

Ulidiidae - Callopistromyia annulipes - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Tom Dang


Ulidiidae - Trytoxa flepa - http://tinyurl.co... - Photo by Chris Wirth


It is extremely hard to make choices of the most interesting/awesome dipters... Smile I'm almost sure that no one will choose Hippboscidae. Smile


There are much more... I will update more later (the updates will be between the asterik **)
Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 05-09-2007 23:39
 
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Isidro
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Posted on 12-09-2007 14:35
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My favourite fly is Milesia crabroniformis, and also the Leptomydas and Nemestrinus...
 
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Posted on 12-09-2007 23:53
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one more for the list:
Mycteromyia eriodes (Tabanidae). See here -->
http://calacademy...temId=2619
 
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Posted on 13-09-2007 06:38
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Jorge, I think it's easier if you mention what flies you don't like Wink
 
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Posted on 13-09-2007 10:57
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it is impossible, crex. Pfft

But I'm sure all of us have favourite flies. I know the choice is not that easy.
Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 13-09-2007 10:59
 
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I don't really have one or ten favourite flies. I like the Sepsidae because they always seem to wave at me when I'm photographing them!Grin
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Iolaire, remember that waving wings is not exclusive for Sepsidae. For example, Ulidiidae, Platystomatidae also can wave their wings.
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Jorge, You're completely right. As I have seen just today! I saw a very colourful little fly (orangy with spotted wings) in my garden just a few minutes ago. I'll upload the picture for ID later on.

But I'll stay with Sepsidae as one of my favourite flies. They're so tiny and they look as if they're enjoying themselves. Hmmm, I guess it's quite hard to explain really...Grin
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Probably the syrphid Sericomyia silentisWink
Nigel Jones, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
 
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Apart from any number of small ephydrids, I think my favourite is a male Pogonota barbata - I'll try to find a picture to post.
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hmm... sounds interesting, Tony. Smile
I'm eager looking for that Pogonota. No photos available in the net, at least visible for the public. Wink
 
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As promised - here is the male of Pogonota barbata. I had always wanted to find one of these and when I did, it looked even better than I expected.
Note the additional cross-veins in the wing, the magnificent beard and the stylish genital hairpiece - all designed to impress the ladies! Cool
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Apparently I share my style preference (or the lack of) with Tony. One of my favourite flies is Amphipogon flavus. Try to guess the family without looking it up Smile This is a boreal forest fly, with larvae developing in mushrooms.
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both resembles a little the Coelopidae family. Smile
 
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piophilidae, kahis? Pfft
 
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another one: Ceratitis capitata - in spite of the fact that this can be a plague for crops. Sad (specially fruit trees) - I spotted dozens of them in orange fruit trees near the coast. Here, in Viseu I never found any C. capitata.
 
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Just to keep the thread going - I think that Cuterebra buccata has got to be one of the cutest, cuddliest flies around - see http://entomology...botfly.jpg Pfft
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Awww - makes you want to go up and tickle it under the chin Wink
 
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wow, Tony! Great! I knew that fly. Smile

More suggestions, please.
 
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Tony Irwin wrote:
Just to keep the thread going - I think that Cuterebra buccata has got to be one of the cutest, cuddliest flies around - see http://entomology...botfly.jpg Pfft


The diptera equivalent to the Pug Pfft
 
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