Itacuphocera (pe-taxon #22)

Itacuphocera (pe-taxon #22)
This is a lovely, tiny little tachinine tachinid – shiny, jet black all over with a yellow head and red eyes. Unusually for this subfamily it also has a petiole on the median vein. In fact the median vein has a completely remarkable shape. EDIT (04/10/2010): This isn’t a great fit but it seems to ...

fg-taxon #81 (close to Itacuphocera sp.)

fg-taxon #81 (close to Itacuphocera sp.)
This is an interesting little taxon shaped a little like a queen wood ant, with a very bulbous abdomen. The basic colour is glossy black with quite a dense layer of hairs on the abdomen. The head is quite rounded – especially at the back, with long antennae and a yellow arista. EDIT (Monty Wood ...