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Phasia hemiptera

Observed: 9th September 2012 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
Phasia hemiptera
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Description:

Vey distinctive huge red eyes, flat body, large wings with shading.

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Species interactions

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Female

The male has the patterned wings, females transparent wings. eg:http://www.diptera.info/photogallery.php?

photo_id=1117http://users.skynet.be/fa213618/Phasia%20hemiptera.htm male top, female below.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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Thanks - that was quick. I'm

Thanks - that was quick. I'm still waiting for my tachinid key to arrive. Nice pics on that page - there are some great Belgian websites about. Commanster a favourite : http://www.commanster.eu/commanster.html

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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No probs...

Tachinids are tough... usually. Good luck with that! Yes, I've often come across commanster and there are some other great sites in Europe for various things, a German one for beetles http://www.kerbtier.de/ the Gallery pics on monde des Insectes http://www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/ is really useful for all sorts and there's a great Czech site for many things too that I often stumble across but never know the url for.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.