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profile Darwyn Sumner on 15 February 2020 21:20:05
The male claspers are directed posteriorly. Andersson H. 1989. Taxonomic notes on Fennoscandian Micropezidae (Diptera). Notulae Entomologicae 69: 153–162. illustrates them pointing anteriorly. He additionally describes the metathoracic process, a finger-like process arising between the hind coxae from the metasternum. Which this does not appear to possess.
See http://www.microp...my/term/17
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 Zeegers on 10 January 2020 21:01:51
Given the date and locality, this specimen has been reared from a greenhouse, right ? In that case, it could be several other species. The wing tip is darkened, highly conspicuous.

Theo
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 Leif on 11 December 2019 19:43:07
I wasn't notififed when you made your comment. If you have comments to other pictures of mine, please let me know. Smile

The tail shrinks when out of water. I would like to insert two pictures, but don't know how to.
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 Iain MacGowan on 23 September 2019 20:24:53
I don't think that this is Blera the tail is much too short - Blera larvae have very long breathing tubes similar to Myathropa
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profile evdb on 16 September 2019 11:22:43
Thaumatomyia and not Thaumatomiya
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 Fred Fly on 18 May 2019 10:16:55
Based on wing venation and dark costal cell this is a male of B. marci!
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 Cranefly on 29 January 2019 17:05:50
Best Ochthera I have ever seenTumbsUp
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profile evdb on 11 December 2018 09:16:03
Exoprosopa or Exoporsopa
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 von Tschirnhaus on 04 December 2018 18:36:52
dear Tony, most females of Napomyza spp. cannot be identified to the species level including N. bellidis also if you have the papers of Zlobin 1993 and 1994 on the lateralis group available: Dipterological Research (St. Petersburg) 4(4): 225-235 and 5(1): 39-78.
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 AaronS on 28 November 2018 03:26:51
Great find & photos in your series here!

Indeed, using the key on pg. 243 of Curran[1941] (PDF here), this cerioidine goes to Cerioides vittipes via the couplet sequence:

1) "Metasternum at least narrowly sub-membranous in the middle, usually very widely so" (Note: Although this character is not visible in your photos, the alternative choice of couplet 2) here leads to inconsistent results...in addition, only Polybiomyia have a "complete post-metacoxal bridge", but they all have a much shorter frontal prominence);
8) "Antennal process at least as long as the first antennal segment" ;
9) "Second abdominal segment strongly constricted" ;
10) "Abdomen reddish" ;
11) "First abdominal segment yellowish the basal half or more" (and this is not tricolor!) ;
12) "Dark markings of the head and thorax black"......vittipes


Your photos of this male from Peru are also in excellent agreement with the original description of the male of Cerioides vittipes from Peru on pg. 246 of Curran[1941].

Note also that Cerioides vittipes is now a prior synonym for Monoceromyia vittipes, per the 1976 catalog of Thompson et al. See also this Picture Key to the genera of Syrphidae from the Brazilian Amazon...which leads to Monoceromyia here, and lists M. vittipes in the region.

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Your photos form an excellent reference post for this distinctive and very beautiful cerioidine!
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