TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography


Asilidae


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Robber flies, an abundant and diverse family known for their predatory behaviour.

10 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2009
Album viewed 171 times

Bombyliidae


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3 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2009
Album viewed 106 times

Calliphoridae


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Blow-flies

18 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2009
Album viewed 209 times

Culicidae


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Midges and mosquitoes

9 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2010
Album viewed 167 times

House flies and kin Muscoidea


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3 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2009
Album viewed 136 times

Stratiomyidae


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Soldier flies

2 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2009
Album viewed 112 times

Syrphidae


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Hover flies

10 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2009
Album viewed 120 times

Tabanidae


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horse flies and the like ...

8 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2009
Album viewed 143 times

Tachinidae


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4 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2009
Album viewed 117 times

Xylophagidae


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Related to soldier flies ...

2 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2009
Album viewed 113 times

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Random files - Diptera
2009-05-30-Calliphora-vicina-head.jpg
Calliphora vicina223 views
2009-07-21-Midge-antennae-partial-2.jpg
Midge antennae270 viewsProbably a Chironomus plumonus male
Amazing what you can do when stacking images with a <10um depth of field !
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Tachina fera229 views
2009-08-23-Lucilia-sericata-meral-setae.jpg
Lucilia sericata258 views

Last additions - Diptera
2010-08-22-Aedes-punctor-f-profile.jpg
Aedes punctor (f)353 viewsAug 31, 2010
2009-09-19-Efferia-aestuans-female-profile.jpg
Efferia aestuans (f)330 viewsDetail shows extended Hypopharynx used to pierce victims before injecting saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes. This injection rapidly immobilizes the prey and converts its bodily contents into a liquid meal, Sep 26, 2009
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Efferia aestuans (f)326 viewsSep 26, 2009
2009-09-19-Efferia_aestuans-male-lateral.jpg
Efferia aestuans (m)319 viewsBody length about 18mmSep 19, 2009