Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Ligyra sp. from Rhodes (Greece) -> Exoprosopa rutilla

Posted by Gabor on 08-06-2021 22:56
#1

I recently got this beautiful bombyliidae fly in front of my camera in Rhodes. I have a single picture of that taken quite remotely. Can a closer determination be made? 2th of June, 2021.

Edited by Gabor on 09-06-2021 22:36

Posted by Xespok on 09-06-2021 07:26
#2

Exoprosopa rutila.

Edited by Xespok on 09-06-2021 07:29

Posted by Xespok on 09-06-2021 07:32
#3

Consider uploading this observation to inaturalist.org to better understand the distribution of this mediterranean species.

Posted by Gabor on 09-06-2021 10:53
#4

Dear Gábor!

Thank You! I was looking elsewhere.
I saw the inaturalist.org observations.
It is likely that we have just been on the island so far outside the main occurence period. Therefore, we did not encounter this species.

Beautiful photos (in inaturalist.org). The male-female dimorphism is strong.

Gábor

Edited by Gabor on 09-06-2021 22:37

Posted by Xespok on 09-06-2021 22:23
#5

Yes, rutilla.

Posted by Gabor on 09-06-2021 22:35
#6

Thank you Gábor!
I'm rewriting the banner.
I don’t see any photos of the species in the gallery. I'm sorry I couldn't "carve" a better picture.
Also, only 8 specimens were recorded on the inaturalist site.
According to them, it is not a common species. Isn't it?
Gábor

Posted by Xespok on 09-06-2021 23:49
#7

It is difficult to know. Few people especially in the South East are interesed in diptera.