Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy (pe-taxon #07)

Another member of the Tachininae – presumably related to the Epalpus group because it hasn’t got any palps. This is the larger of the 3 specimens in this sample (at about 1cm) and so they are all relatively small for this group of flies.

EDIT (Monty Wood, 26/9/2010): This is a group of Trichophora sp.

EDIT (6/8/2011): After a trip to the BMNH I now believe that this is Diaphanomyia aurifacies, Desvoidy – and Monty has confirmed that Diaphanomyia is a synonym of Trichophora.

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