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Insect and Spider Identification: can anyone identify this fly

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Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8848548

this fly was captured in India on my camera on super macro mode during rainy season. it seems so strange that it does not have antenna. or may be the antenna is so small that it can't be seen here. i have a video of this mating pair too. i have never so far seen any kind of fly which i can link a relation to this one. its colors are so attractive. its head is rosy pink and its legs are lily white at the end as if they are wearing hand gloves. its legs are trio-colored. orange, brown and then white. sheer beauty, i would say. and yes, they are about 7mm in length.

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Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
3:56 PM

Post #9275349

its been long time since i posted this pic.
if anyone know what ID this fly belong to, please reply.
thank you for reading this again.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9275455

I am guessing the antennae to be those small orange things on the head.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 14, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9275536

These are stilt-legged flies, family Micropezidae - /photos/27502715@N03/4058685086/
Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 20, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9281534

thanks Flapdoodle for your quick reply.
your expertise has helped me once more.
Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 20, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9281600

it seems that i just can't add this fly to data.
reason: need all details. from cirrusimage.com i could get a match of stilt-legged fly. where it show the fly as 'Family-Micropezidae - Stilt-Legged Flies, Family Tachinidae | Syrphidae | Bombyliidae' which is confusing me.

can you create an entry for me please ?
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 21, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9281809

Try this one - http://www.flickr.com/photos/baeng/5416825045/ - although it is not necessarily the same species you photographed.
jamesboo
delhi
India

September 21, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9281811

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Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9289251

jamesboo,
tried the website you suggested. it shows page not found, error no 403.

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