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Pale-faced Myopinae- closeup, Heesch, Netherlands Henriette pointed out these pale-faced fly-like insects mating on a leaf in our garden. They look pretty bizarre to me, can&#039;t say I&#039;ve seen them before. Will try to reach out for help to get them identified.<br />
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Pale-faced Myopinae- closeup, Heesch, Netherlands

Henriette pointed out these pale-faced fly-like insects mating on a leaf in our garden. They look pretty bizarre to me, can't say I've seen them before. Will try to reach out for help to get them identified.

Pale-faced Myopinae, Heesch, Netherlands Henriette pointed out these pale-faced fly-like insects mating on a leaf in our garden. They look pretty bizarre to me, can't say I've seen them before. Will try to reach out for help to get them identified.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/80270/pale-faced_diptera_-_closeup_heesch_netherlands.html Europe,Heesch,Myopa buccata,Netherlands,World,the Netherlands

    comments (5)

  1. Awesome! I've never seen a Conopid fly before. Looks like Myopa sp., but I'm not sure which one. Maybe Myopa testacea or else M. dorsalis? Posted 7 days ago, modified 7 days ago
    1. Thanks! You were definitely in the right direction, just got the ID from FB: Myopa buccata. Had never seen one either, their faces are so weird. Posted 7 days ago
      1. Cool! Their faces are so weird <3 Posted 6 days ago
  2. SO freaky! I love them! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Glad you do :) Posted 7 days ago

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''Myopa buccata'' is a species of flies from the genus ''Myopa'' in the family Conopidae. Their larvae are endoparasites of bumble bees of the genus ''Bombus''. It is common throughout much of Europe.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jun 10, 2019. Captured May 11, 2019 06:48.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/20.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm