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Conopid fly Sicus ferrugineus

 
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Jul 03, 2019 00:42 |  #1

Conopid fly Sicus ferrugineus sitting on a Hebe leaf watching for bumble bee targets.

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Jul 03, 2019 11:53 |  #2

Nice set, definitely one of our weirdest looking flies.


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Jul 04, 2019 00:15 |  #3

racketman wrote in post #18887751 (external link)
Nice set, definitely one of our weirdest looking flies.

Thanks Toby - I think I would say our ugliest fly but interesting to watch them.

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Jul 07, 2019 05:51 |  #4

LordV wrote in post #18888015 (external link)
Thanks Toby - I think I would say our ugliest fly but interesting to watch them.

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Nice shots. I did not even know these existed ... My mind usually shuts down at the word diptera!


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Jul 07, 2019 07:41 |  #5

ECC233 wrote in post #18889426 (external link)
Nice shots. I did not even know these existed ... My mind usually shuts down at the word diptera!

Thanks Ed :)

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Jul 07, 2019 10:34 |  #6

Very nice.




  
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Jul 08, 2019 00:07 |  #7

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Very nice.

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Jul 12, 2019 21:39 |  #8

Are they parasites on bumblebees?




  
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Jul 13, 2019 00:23 |  #9

Terry McDaniel wrote in post #18892726 (external link)
Are they parasites on bumblebees?

Yes, the females intercept a bumble bee in mid air and lay an egg on them. Not sure what happens then but it can't be good.

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Jul 13, 2019 02:49 |  #10

LordV wrote in post #18892793 (external link)
Yes, the females intercept a bumble bee in mid air and lay an egg on them. Not sure what happens then but it can't be good.

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That explains why they just sit there and don't take a blind bit of notice of anything you do! :rolleyes:


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Jul 15, 2019 12:05 |  #11

Wonderful series, what an odd fly.


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Jul 16, 2019 00:11 |  #12

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18894054 (external link)
Wonderful series, what an odd fly.

Thanks Lester. Yes they do look rather odd

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