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California Syrphid Safari - Whose Eyes? - Orthonevra flukei

California Syrphid Safari - Whose Eyes? - Orthonevra flukei
San Joaquin Marsh, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
December 5, 2005

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California Syrphid Safari - Whose Eyes? - Orthonevra flukei California Syrphid Safari - Whose Eyes? - Orthonevra flukei

Moved

Moved
Moved from Orthonevra.

The genus is
Orthonerva, famous for those neat eyes. There's sevral species, I believe.

 
Thanks so much, Steve
Apparently, we'll need a guide page, he said after a hurried look.

 
It's in
Eristalinae here

I think they're fascinating flies. Why are the eyes like that? I've seen some Tabanids with similar patterning.

Cheers!

 
Great!
I just couldn't find it and was having a problem getting info on the net. Would have sworn I'd seen it here and am so glad you directed me right to it. I thought there was another type of fly with the same kind of eyes, and kept glitching on tachinid, tho I knew it unlikely. Tabanid sounds right. Earlier, I posted a syrphid that was an African import (Eristalinus taeniops) with nicely striped eyes.

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