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Wasp-mimic from Suriname | cf. Conopidae, Physocephala sp.?
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Posted on 26-08-2019 16:08

Location: Suriname (South America)
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Syrphidae? Stratiomyidae? A somewhat blurry photo, but please help to ID this specimen.
Auke attached the following image:

Edited by Auke on 03-09-2019 16:19
Your invert guide in Suriname.
Jan Maca
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Posted on 02-09-2019 13:42

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I think Conopidae, perhaps close to Physocephala (of course, having no knowledge about Diptera of Guianas).
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Posted on 03-09-2019 16:18

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Thank you. Let's hope someone can confirm at least the family ID.
Your invert guide in Suriname.
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 12-06-2020 10:40
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Gut feeling says Syrphidae...

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Posted on 25-02-2021 05:00

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Could someone please confirm the family?
Your invert guide in Suriname.
Lukasz Mielczarek
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Posted on 04-03-2021 18:38
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More like Syrphidae (Microdontinae). Could you send me the image in full resolution to ?
More details of wing venation will be helpful in identification.
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