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
Album viewed 205 times

Bombyliidae


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3 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2009
Album viewed 140 times

Calliphoridae


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Blow-flies

18 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2009
Album viewed 255 times

Culicidae


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Midges and mosquitoes

9 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2010
Album viewed 199 times

House flies and kin Muscoidea


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3 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2009
Album viewed 167 times

Stratiomyidae


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Soldier flies

2 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2009
Album viewed 143 times

Syrphidae


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Hover flies

10 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2009
Album viewed 152 times

Tabanidae


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horse flies and the like ...

8 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2009
Album viewed 175 times

Tachinidae


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4 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2009
Album viewed 148 times

Xylophagidae


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Related to soldier flies ...

2 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2009
Album viewed 145 times

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Random files - Diptera
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Calliphora vicina339 viewsMouth parts
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Eristalinus aeneus (m)301 viewsInvasive species from Europe
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Tabanus nigovittatus (f)308 viewsGreenhead
Body length approx 12mm
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Lucilia sericata307 views

Last additions - Diptera
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Aedes punctor (f)415 viewsAug 31, 2010
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Efferia aestuans (f)391 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)390 viewsSep 26, 2009
2009-09-19-Efferia_aestuans-male-lateral.jpg
Efferia aestuans (m)383 viewsBody length about 18mmSep 19, 2009