Bombylid #2 (Lepidophora cf. acroleuca)

This is the first bombylid from the second batch of French Guianan flies. It is most remarkable for being covered in scales and at first glance it looked quite similar to some large mosquitos!

David Gibbs has provided a tentative identification of Lepidophora cf. acroleuca (female) but very little work has been done in French Guiana and he would need to see a male to be able to confirm whether this name is good or whether it might be a new species.

photo (c) David Gibbs, 2009

photo (c) David Gibbs, 2009

Leave a Reply





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.