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Calliopum sp. - Lateral Philip Booker&#039;s upload (below) inspired me to try and shoot one of these today<br />
<a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103110/calliopum_lauxaniidae_fly.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103110/calliopum_lauxaniidae_fly.html</a><br />
Silly, knowing that there is little or no chance of a proper ID. But hey - they do have nice eyes :o)<br />
Dorsal shot here<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103187/calliopum_sp._probably_dorsal.html" title="Calliopum sp. probably, dorsal"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/103187_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=YOVJsJPg2i3mMTd1k%2Bwgc3rAz%2Bs%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Calliopum sp. probably, dorsal Philip Booker&#039;s upload (below) inspired me to try and shoot one of these today<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103110/calliopum_lauxaniidae_fly.html<br />
Silly, knowing that there is little or no chance of a proper ID. But hey - they do have nice eyes :o)<br />
Lateral shot here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103188/calliopum_sp._probably_lateral.html<br />
Will throw it at the folks at diptera.info to see if they at least agree on Calliopum sp. <br />
Result: Calliopum sp. indeed - either C. aeneum or simillimum, with slight preference toward aeneum but proper ID requires looking at the genitalia. Brachycera,Calliopum,Diptera,Geotagged,Lauxaniidae,Netherlands" /></a></figure><br />
Will throw it at the folks at diptera.info to see if they at least agree on Calliopum sp. <br />
Result: Calliopum sp. indeed - either C. aeneum or simillimum, with slight preference toward aeneum but proper ID requires looking at the genitalia.<br />
 Brachycera,Calliopum,Diptera,Geotagged,Lauxaniidae,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Calliopum sp. - Lateral

Philip Booker's upload (below) inspired me to try and shoot one of these today
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103110/calliopum_lauxaniidae_fly.html
Silly, knowing that there is little or no chance of a proper ID. But hey - they do have nice eyes :o)
Dorsal shot here

Calliopum sp. probably, dorsal Philip Booker's upload (below) inspired me to try and shoot one of these today<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103110/calliopum_lauxaniidae_fly.html<br />
Silly, knowing that there is little or no chance of a proper ID. But hey - they do have nice eyes :o)<br />
Lateral shot here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/103188/calliopum_sp._probably_lateral.html<br />
Will throw it at the folks at diptera.info to see if they at least agree on Calliopum sp. <br />
Result: Calliopum sp. indeed - either C. aeneum or simillimum, with slight preference toward aeneum but proper ID requires looking at the genitalia. Brachycera,Calliopum,Diptera,Geotagged,Lauxaniidae,Netherlands

Will throw it at the folks at diptera.info to see if they at least agree on Calliopum sp.
Result: Calliopum sp. indeed - either C. aeneum or simillimum, with slight preference toward aeneum but proper ID requires looking at the genitalia.

    comments (9)

  1. Great work, Arp! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy - but as expected no ID from images like these ... Posted one year ago
      1. The tiny diptera are so hard! Posted one year ago
        1. Yup, and as I don't "do" Diptera, with species like these I don't know what to aim for in the field in terms of ID-possibilities ... oh well ... not going to collect these to examine them ... don't even have the proper keys for that. Posted one year ago
          1. For diptera in NL, in my searches I often end up here:
            http://www.ahw.me/index.html

            Perhaps you know this site already? It won't answer all questions, but it's one of few high quality sites for stuff commonly found in a garden.
            Posted one year ago
            1. Ahw yes (pun intended ;o) ... Albert's site ... yes, very useful Jeanette uses it a lot but I somehow keep forgetting to look there :-/ He's an excellent photographer and very knowledgeable on bees and the like. Visited with him once a few years back, but don't quite remember the occasion (some animal he found, must have been) - nice people, him and his wife :o) Posted one year ago
              1. One day I'll find something you didn't know yet, I swear it. Posted one year ago
                1. You already did better! You _created_ something I didn't know and kept it hidden for me for a number of years ... but those days are over now! ;o) Posted one year ago
                  1. Glad that dark past is behind us :) Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Oct 18, 2020. Captured in Dijkmansweg 4A, 7961 LW Ruinerwold, Netherlands.