Cholomyia inaequipes (fg-taxon #46) 1

Cholomyia inaequipes (fg-taxon #46)
This is a crazy-looking dexiine tachinid. This subfamily usually have quite elongate legs but this taxon takes it to extremes with hind legs that are actually twice as long as the rest of the body. The photo doesn’t show this very well but I decided to fold the legs up to protect them on this ...

fg-taxon #43 (Pennapoda sp.) 1

fg-taxon #43 (Pennapoda sp.)
This is a typical French Guianan phasiine tachinid – chocolate brown body with some orange markings with a bold brown wing costa. This species has an interesting little bristle-comb on the hind tibia and the calyptrae are half black on the posterior edge. EDIT (Monty Wood 26/9/2010): These small phasiines are usually Pennapoda – part ...