Xanthophyto sp. (Bolivia)

Xanthophyto sp. (Bolivia)
This is quite a distinctive genus – with the shaded rm. It belongs to the tribe Nemoraeini. Determination initially by me – confirmed by Monty Wood.

Winthemia sp. (French Guiana)

Winthemia sp. (French Guiana)
Apparently Winthemia are pretty much the same the world over – 2 katepisternals with hairy parafacials. Determination by Monty Wood.

Zelia sp. (French Guiana & Costa Rica)

Zelia sp. (French Guiana & Costa Rica)
This is a huge genus containing many superficially dissimilar species. Determination by Monty Wood.

Thelairodoria (French Guiana)

Thelairodoria (French Guiana)
Determination by Monty Wood.

Trichophora sp. (Brazil)

Trichophora sp. (Brazil)
Determination by me – confirmed by Monty Wood.

Uramya (French Guiana)

Uramya (French Guiana)
Uramya is one of the genera where the males have very long ‘tails’ … sadly this is a female! Determination by Monty Wood.

Quadratosoma sp. (Bolivia)

Quadratosoma sp. (Bolivia)
This is one of my favourites from the batch of Bolivian tachinids that Martin Hauser kindly gave me earlier in the year. Determined by me and confirmed by Monty Wood.

Neomintho macilenta (French Guiana)

Neomintho macilenta (French Guiana)
This genus is related to the multi-fissicorn genera, like Cryptocladocera & Cerotachina (all members of the Neominthoini but most do not have multi-fissicorn antennae) . This species is distinguished by having a completely black T5. Determination by Monty Wood.

Oestrophasia sp. (Costa Rica)

Oestrophasia sp. (Costa Rica)
Determination by Monty Wood.

Parepalpus sp. (Bolivia)

Parepalpus sp. (Bolivia)
Determination by Monty Wood.

Pennapoda & Xanthomelanodes sp. (French Guiana & Bolivia)

Pennapoda & Xanthomelanodes sp. (French Guiana & Bolivia)
Pennapoda & Xanthomelanodes are very commonly caught genera – being part of a group of very similar phasiine genera with shaded a costa and often with orange abdominal patches. Pennapoda closely related to the genus Trichopoda and both have leaf-like antero-dorsal bristles on the hind tibia, to a greater or lesser extent. Determination by Monty ...

Phasia sp. (Brazil & Bolivia)

Phasia sp. (Brazil & Bolivia)
Determinations by Monty Wood.

Phyllophilopsis sp. (Panama)

Phyllophilopsis sp. (Panama)
Determination by Monty Wood.

Leskia sp. (French Guiana & Ecuador)

Leskia sp. (French Guiana & Ecuador)
Leskia is a diverse and quite common genus. Determinations by Monty Wood.

Macromya depressa (Costa-Rica)

Macromya depressa (Costa-Rica)
This is a large and very striking fly – Monty Wood has confirmed the genus ID and I made the ID to species.

Masiphya sp. (Ecuador)

Masiphya sp. (Ecuador)
This is a pair of Masiphya sp. – mantid parasitoids:

Moreiria maura (French Guiana)

Moreiria maura (French Guiana)
This is quite distinctive little species – similar to Leschenaultia but different. Determination by Monty Wood.

Myiopharus cf. nigrita (Bolivia)

Myiopharus cf. nigrita (Bolivia)
This is a really lovely little woolly species with silver face and pale grey abdominal dusting. Determination by Monty Wood.

Gonia crassicornis (French Guiana)

Gonia crassicornis (French Guiana)
This is apparently a common species around the Caribbean. Determination by Monty Wood.

Jurinella sp. (Costa Rica & Ecuador)

Jurinella sp. (Costa Rica & Ecuador)
Determination by myself & Monty Wood.