Back to the NHM again …

Back to the NHM again ...
Recently I had a few chances to go back to the NHM in London and work with the world Diptera collections – it was marvellous! I took along some of my larger & more spectacular specimens from North & South America and tried to identify them (with varying levels of success!). I also took lots of ...

Adejeania vexatrix (Nearctic) & look-alikes from Ecuador & Argentina 2

Adejeania vexatrix (Nearctic) & look-alikes from Ecuador & Argentina
Here is an absolute beauty that goes by the name of Adejeania vexatrix – note the extremely long palps protruding forwards and the long proboscis, in this specimen held under the body. The second specimen was taken in Ecuador (Napo, Rio Hollin, 1350m ASL) by Andrew Neild. This compares very favourably to specimens of Adejeania ...