Thread subject: :: Black Bombylid, C Spain --> Bombylius fuscus

Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 01-06-2011 22:53

At first I thought it might be Bombylella atra with no white hairs, but I seriously doubt that is the case. The wings don't seem to match either. Help, please!!

Edited by Piluca_Alvarez on 06-06-2011 14:11

Posted by David Gibbs on 03-06-2011 09:00

I once saw one of these at the top of Foia, Monchique, Portugal. Although i failed to catch it so cannot be certain, i concluded it was probably Bombylius fuscus.

Posted by ChrisR on 03-06-2011 09:35

Wow! That's an amazing bombylid :D

Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 06-06-2011 13:54

Thanks a lot David!! :)

I am astonished that I cannot find pictures of Bombylius fuscus in the Internet. I guess it might be an interesting picture to submit to the gallery.

The species exits in Spain, which adds to the identification.