Beskia aelops (fg-taxon #44)

This is a strange dexiine tachinid with and extremely long proboscis and long antennae. The curl on this specimen’s antennae may have been caused by the drying process when it was taken out of alcohol – I only have one specimen of this taxon so I have nothing else to compare it with.

UPDATE (30/1/2010): I have obtained 2 more specimens that are pretty-much identical to this and after comparing them with the NHM world collection I have concluded that they are probably Beskia aelops, a widespread dexiine tachinid found from South America to the southern USA.

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