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Phasia hemiptera male

Phasia hemiptera male
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 2:29
Viewed: 3443
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my backyard:

This strange, imposing looking male Tachinid fly is 12 mm long and sits on a Mentha longifolia flower (Diptera; Tachinidae; Phasia (=Alophora) hemiptera (F.); Wanzen-Raupenfliege).

ID: You don't find the usual tachinid characters here, these long perpendicular bristles. The large, kite-like wings and head tell the genus, the purple reflection on the wing indicates that this is a male. Tachinids are often parasiting caterpillars but Phasia hemiptera deposits its eggs on hemipterans (Palomena sp., Pentatoma sp.), hence its scientific name. The species is found in much of Europe. There are other, similar species of the same genus. The golden hairs on the sides of the prothorax in males and females tell this one apart.

My information source: www.diptera.info/news.php (thanks you guys out there !!)

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A superb macro shot, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, a very harmonious composition!

hello Dietrich
super sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-14 6:41]

Hi Dietrich,
Good composition, nice colours and details on the wings.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-14 10:40]

Lieber Dieter,
Ein kleines Fliegelein, das Du hier mit bester Bildschärfe zeigst. Glaube, dass ich es auch schon gesehen habe. Schön glänzende Flügel, die eine sehr spezielle Form haben. Die Wanzen-Raupenfliege hatte sich lange in deinem Bildarchiv versteckt!
Herzlich grüsst

Hi Dietrich.
Nice point of view. Amazing natural colours. Very good clarity.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-14 12:50]

hello Dietrich,
Very impressive macro. I haven't seen on TN this species. Uncommon colours and shape of the fly.
Regards, Pawel

Buen manejo de la luz y con unos colores que contrastan de manera atractiva.
Buen trabajo también de encuadre a pesar de qye la mosca esta en un plano muy bajo.
Saludos Dietrich y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Dietrich,

Impressive details in this fly..!
A fine recording with pin sharp details, an impressive macro shot where the background enhances the subject well...
Fine natural colours, a well framed scene!

Pablo -

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