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Insect and Spider Identification: A colourful bug/beetle and a black fly to be identified

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 29, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9102392

Pic 1.
This insect is spotted very occasionally in my garden. Can someone help identify this?

Pic 2.
The black fly which was much larger than the ordinary housefly by many folds flew in two days ago.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 29, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9103074

The beetle is a flower scarab (subfamily Cetoniinae) - see http://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/167580.jpg
The fly is a bee fly - http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rYgleXxkfX8/Tndv-msrX_I/AAAAAAAAEQE/LV2zR47IS3I/s640/beefly1.JPG

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 15, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9205769

I checked up again today and found that there are hundreds of genera of this Bee Fly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyliidae
Even The Scarab beetle seems to have a vast variety.

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