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Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei

Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
May 25, 2010
Images are probably of two different individuals, which were alternating positions atop a rail fence.

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Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Small robber fly needs ID - Nannocyrtopogon irvinei

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Congrats, Ron! Thanks for making the ID, Eric!

Great! Nannocyrtopogon irvine
Great! Nannocyrtopogon irvinei Ron. The male face has large bumps and a wavy ridge along the edge, which are covered with a velvety tomentum (reflection of ridge can be seen in fly #4). I'll try to submit a high-mag photo of the head of a preserved specimen later.

Thanks, Eric

 
Yay! And it's named after my town!
I'd love to see that face shot, particularly after seeing the one you posted for Harsi.

Definitely a Nannocyrtopogon
Definitely a Nannocyrtopogon Ron; I need a bit more magnification of the head to try to get to species.

 
Wonderful, Eric
I'll email the files to you. Separately, I'll try for a reshoot this weekend, but doubt I can get much closer.

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