Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy

Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy
In this post I showed a species of Trichophora determined by Monty Wood. During a visit to the BMNH I discovered that there were no similar Trichophora spp. in their collection but in the same drawer I found Diaphanomyia aurifacies, which seems a very good fit … and this is obviously closely related to Trichophora. ...

Trichophora sp. (Brazil)

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

Another fantastic parcel from Eric & Martin 3

Another fantastic parcel from Eric & Martin
Today my postman huffed & puffed his way up the driveway with another box of specimens from Eric Fisher & Martin Hauser. My parcel wasn’t really all that heavy but I think the postie liked to make a point … he was feeling over-worked trying to get parcels to everyone before Easter 😉 Inside was ...

Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy (pe-taxon #07)

Trichophora (Diaphanomyia) aurifacies, Desvoidy (pe-taxon #07)
Another member of the Tachininae – presumably related to the Epalpus group because it hasn’t got any palps. This is the larger of the 3 specimens in this sample (at about 1cm) and so they are all relatively small for this group of flies. EDIT (Monty Wood, 26/9/2010): This is a group of Trichophora sp. ...