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Here is an Andean fly of some sort, with a particularly spiky body. If anyone can narrow down the identification of the insect, I would be very grateful.
It was captured in the Bellavista cloud forest reserve at around 2,300n elevation on the western slope of the Andes. The camera was hand held, with fill-in flash and a fast film setting. It was a dull time of day.
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- [2011-02-28 5:20]
Cann't help with the ID but very beautiful species with interesting color and spikes, well captured with high ISO setting, hope somebody Id this beauty. tfs.
very nice details and beautiful colours of this fly
great shot Alan
Outstanding macro shot!
Good POV & great sharpness.
Welldone & TFS.
- [2011-03-02 12:11]
nice and fearsome fly. It is a species of the Tachinidae family according to the bristle pattern shows. Tachinid are parasitic flie, thea lay their eggs on all kinds of living hosts.
- [2011-03-02 15:21]
It looks like Adejeania sp.
I have seen some similar species over here.
Great luminosity, sharp and well detailed image.