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#1 2014-08-08 20:56:50

Jim Jobe
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E.sepulchralis???

Is this E.sepulchralis?


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#2 2014-08-08 21:32:50

ChrisR
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Re: E.sepulchralis???

No, it doesn't look like a hoverfly either. My guess is that it's a tabanid smile

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#3 2014-08-08 22:26:59

malcolmsmart
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Re: E.sepulchralis???

Tabanidae Hybomitra species (hairy eyes!) Male. Would need a specimen to determine which species.
Malcolm

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#4 2014-08-08 22:52:01

Jim Jobe
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Re: E.sepulchralis???

Cheers. I thought a tabanid at first too but it seems to be hovering which made me think of a hoverfly!

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#5 2014-08-09 02:22:06

malcolmsmart
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Re: E.sepulchralis???

Male Tabanids can often be seen hovering about 6 feet above the ground in strong sunshine looking for passing females to assault!

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#6 2014-08-09 14:22:05

Jim Jobe
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Re: E.sepulchralis???

Cheers Malcolm.
Jim

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