TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

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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
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Bombyliidae


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3 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2009
Album viewed 87 times

Calliphoridae


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Blow-flies

18 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2009
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Culicidae


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Midges and mosquitoes

9 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2010
Album viewed 145 times

House flies and kin Muscoidea


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3 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2009
Album viewed 117 times

Stratiomyidae


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Soldier flies

2 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2009
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Syrphidae


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Hover flies

10 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2009
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Tabanidae


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horse flies and the like ...

8 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2009
Album viewed 122 times

Tachinidae


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4 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2009
Album viewed 98 times

Xylophagidae


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Related to soldier flies ...

2 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2009
Album viewed 95 times

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Random files - Diptera
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Myathropa florea profile191 viewsThis specimen is "aged windowsill quality". You can see the compound eye gradually discolouring. The body hair is clumped because I had to wet clean it to remove a lot of dust and debris. I'm still looking for the ideal insect hair conditioner :)
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Eristalinus aeneus (m)217 viewsInvasive species from Europe
Body length 10mm
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Lucilia sericata223 views
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Lucilia sericata216 views

Last additions - Diptera
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Aedes punctor (f)319 viewsAug 31, 2010
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Efferia aestuans (f)295 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)288 viewsSep 26, 2009
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Efferia aestuans (m)284 viewsBody length about 18mmSep 19, 2009