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Cylindromyia Cylindromyia is a genus of flies in the family Tachinidae. Cylindromyia bicolor,Fly,Geotagged,Macro,Portugal,Summer,insect Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro


Cylindromyia is a genus of flies in the family Tachinidae.

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  1. Welcome to JungleDragon, Flavio!

    Awesome photography. I have to say, Cylindromyia bicolor, doesn't look far off for me. Can you express what differences you see in particular?
    Posted one year ago
    1. Hi Ferdy! The photos I've seen didn't look like the eyes are red like my photo and the shape of the rear didn't look exacly right, but maybe there are subtle differences like these in the same species right?
      Thank you for your help :-)
      Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
      1. I must admit I'm not an expert on the species. They tend to be rare. I did notice the difference in eye color but wondered if perhaps flash caused it. I did see a few reference photos with slightly red eyes.

        Indeed there can be variability between individuals and there can be differences between sexes. Plus, some genuses have many species looking near-identical.

        Sometimes it's hard to come to a conclusion. Let's wait a little more to see what others think here and on iNat.
        Posted one year ago
        1. First, welcome to JungleDragon! Second, I agree that is likely a tachinid in the genus Cylindromyia. I think Cylindromyia bicolor is a great candidate, but Cylindromyia rubida is also very similar and also found in Portugal. Although, Cylindromyia rubida is less common. I agree with Ferdy though, to wait and see what others think. Posted one year ago
          1. Thanks for your reply Christine, I will wait for more information then. Posted one year ago
            1. Good luck :) Posted one year ago
  2. WOW! What an intro, Flavio! Nice to make your acquaintance, and I cannot wait to see more of your photos. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Thank you very much Lisa, it will be a pleasure sharing my photos on this amazing community :-D Posted one year ago

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''Cylindromyia bicolor'' is a European species of fly in the family Tachinidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Flavio
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2021. Captured Aug 5, 2021 08:05 in Avenida Dona Maria Lizardo Palermo, 1, Moncarapacho, Faro, 8700-100 Moncarapacho, Portugal.
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  • f/1.0
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  • 100mm