Atacta sp. (French Guiana)

Atacta sp. (French Guiana)
This genus is one of my favourites – related to Belvosia but smaller and brighter in colouration. Determination by Monty Wood:

Atacta sp. (pe-taxon #12)

Atacta sp. (pe-taxon #12)
This is another small Belvosia-type tachinid from Peru – compare this with my photos of a similar taxon from French Guiana. This is much more heavily dusted than other, larger Belvosia spp. but the final tergite is white-dusted like the others. EDIT (25/2/2010): Norm Woodley today got in touch and has said that these species ...

fg-taxon-79 (Atacta sp.) 2

fg-taxon-79 (Atacta sp.)
This is another really lovely tachinid of medium size but with everything very rounded. The head is similar to some of the Goniini and even the posterior segments of the abdomen are rounded and whitened. UPDATE (30/1/2010): After comparing with the material at the NHM in London I think this is a species of Belvosia ...