TIRPOR - The Irrational Pursuit Of Reason

Andrew Cockburn photography


Last additions - Diptera
2009-07-18-xylophagus-ater.jpg
Xylophagus ater256 viewsJul 19, 2009
2009-07-18-Lucilia-caesar.jpg
Lucilia caesar Green-bottle276 viewsEyes on a fresh specimen would be redJul 19, 2009
2009-07-18-Lucilia-caesar-2.jpg
Lucilia caesar Green-bottle274 viewsSomewhat battered specimen but it will do until I get a better one.Jul 19, 2009
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-wing-base.jpg
Myathropa florea wing271 viewsLong stack down the wing to show its veins and texture plus "Alula" fin at the base.Jul 19, 2009
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-back-of-head.jpg
Myathropa florea "back of head"272 views... well its head fell off so here's a view not normally seen of the back of a hover-fly head and its proboscisJul 19, 2009
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-lateral.jpg
Myathropa florea 265 viewsLateral viewJul 19, 2009
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-profile.jpg
Myathropa florea profile265 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 :)Jul 19, 2009
2009-07-19-Myathropa-florea-armpit.jpg
Myathropa florea haltere270 viewsArmpit showing haltereJul 19, 2009
2009-06-20-Cleg-Fly-head.jpg
Cleg-fly329 viewsHaematopota pluvialisJun 21, 2009
2009-06-21-cleg-compo-2.jpg
Cleg-file288 viewsHaematopota pluvialisJun 21, 2009
2009-06-20-Cleg-body.jpg
Cleg-fly291 viewsHaematopota pluvialisJun 21, 2009
2009-06-01-phaonia-subventa-3.jpg
Phaonia subventa or rufiventris, male300 viewsJun 01, 2009
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