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Nov 19, 2010 12:30 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Its the turn now of the flies to enter the stage!
Many months have passed since I left that paradise I was so fortunate to visit, and am longing for since the dark months have settled in, but many moments are still vibrantly present in my memory ..
Most of the flies look not much different from the European ones I'm used to, but some looked very exotic too..
It was a pleasure to meet the ones I got the chance to.. Smiling
I am thankful to the experts on Diptera.info for the identification !

I'll start with a funny jumping tiny one..
It used to jump up every few seconds from the leaf it was sitting on in a shady part of the rain forest vegetation. It had a very shiny metallic looking appearance.
No clue why it did that though.. Rolling my eyes.
Comments here please

Condylostylus sp. (Dolichopodidae) size about 3-4 mm if I remember well..Thanks to Stefan Naglis for the ID!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 23, 2010 11:37 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
From the Robberflies I met I was surprised that some looked handsome, even quite impressive.. Rolling my eyes.

This one looked like a glistering jewel in the sun..

Lampria clavipes male (Asilidae) size about 18-20 mm Thanks to Eric Fisher from Diptera.info for the ID!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 23, 2010 12:02 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
I was even more impressed by the next one, it was huge with about 3cm. I would have sworn it was a hairy bumble bee at the moment it appeared buzzing out of the dark late in the evening while I was walking back from a long trip through the forests, it settled down on a leaf and I took my chance. First from a respectful distance of course then slowly approaching closer, then I saw it had a prey so probably couldn't be a bumble bee Rolling my eyes. I couldn't make up what its victim was. Curious are also the little flies around it, they didn't seem to fear the big monster Robberfly..It took off with prey and all when I tried to make a better close-up of its head..

Mallorphora tibialis (Asilidae) Thanks to Chris Raper from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 23, 2010 12:16 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Next one looks more familiar like a bigger type of European robberfly..

Taurynchus sp. (Asilidae) size about 1,5cm Thanks to Eric Fisher from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 23, 2010 12:27 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Eraxasilus sp. (Asilidae) size about 1,5cm) thanks to Eric Fisher from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 23, 2010 12:30 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Possibly another Eraxasilus sp. according to Eric Fisher..
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Imagebonitin
Nov 23, 2010 1:19 PM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Romantic setting for this lovely couple Lovey dubby

Ptecticus sp. size about 5-7 mm (Stratiomyidae) Thanks to Roger Thomason from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 4:21 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Next are the Hoverflies..

A pretty tiny one that reminded me on the European Bacha elongata
I found it feeding on a small wildflower growing amongst stone rubble in an open place..

Pseudodoros sp. male (possibly Pseudodoros cavatus) (Syrphidae) Thanks to Gerard Pennards from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 4:27 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Meromacrus brunneus (Syphidae) Thanks to Menno Reemer from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 4:30 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Palpada sp. (Syrphidae) Thanks to Menno Reemer from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 4:32 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Allograpta sp. (Syrphidae) Thanks to Gerard Pennards from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 4:51 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
The last Syrphid I met puzzled me, I never had thought it being a hoverfly, looked more like a Green Bottle to me Rolling my eyes.
Gloomy but beautiful, what huge eyes!!

Ornidia obesa female (Syrphidae) Thanks to Gerard Pennards from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 4:56 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Next one has a lot in common with the previous apart from the colour of the eyes but it belongs to the Calliphoridae! Rolling my eyes.

Chrysomyia sp. (Calliphoridae) Thanks to Gerard Pennards from Diptera.info for the ID.!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 5:50 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A beautiful coloured one with dark wings appearing dark blue when in shadow, more brownish stained in sunlight.
I'll give a link to Diptera.info where I have put it for ID.
It could possibly be Homegenia cf.nigripennis (Tachinidae) according to Chris Raper and Tachinidae, Phasiinae, related to the genus Trichopoda according to Gerard Pennards. Thanks to both!
http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=34005
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 5:58 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A cute possibly Tachinidae sp.! Smiling
but opinions are divided..
http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=34009
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 6:07 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A probable Tephritoidae sp. acccording to Gerard Pennards. Thanks!
http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=34007
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 6:22 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A probable Sarcophagidae sp. I still have to put up for ID..
It looks very much like the European I'm familiar with..
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Another female fly but similar walking towards a digging beetle, it seemed to take interest in the dead animal the beetle was burrying,..beside the river..probably thinking of laying her eggs in it!
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 6:28 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Another similar one, not ID yet.
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 6:31 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Likely a Sarcophagidae sp. with yellowish background colour on a rock in the river.
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Imagebonitin
Nov 24, 2010 7:15 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
I have seen this fly on several occasions, mostly at night attracted by the lights on the little terrace outside where I have spent many hours in company of Moths, Geckos, Grasshoppers and other critters! Smiling
Belvosia sp. (Tachinidae) Thanks to Chris Raper and jorgemotalmeida (confirm.) from Diptera.info for the ID.!
http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=34029
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