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unknown Diptera

unknown Diptera
Photo Information
Copyright: Fernando Quintino Estevao (Fernando) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 11] (86)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200/2.8
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 17:37
Viewed: 6562
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this picture was shot at 400 ISO, with a flash bracket and the flash parallel to the lens, two extension tubes of 20 and 36mm were used along with an extender 1x4.
early morning hours.

I would like your help identifying this diptera, I have never seen it before, but over the past couple of days found them, jumping from flower to flower.
Have you ever seen one alike?

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Hi Fernando.
Welcome to TN, you will like it here.
Great shot of this wasp. Excellent colors composition and details.
Good POV and BG.

Hello Fernando,

This is a bee fly (Bombyliidae), probably of the genus Exoprosopa or Villa, very difficult to ID even with a specimen.

Best regards,

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