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Image Identifier 44f4fd27-6c2b-46d2-a418-214710e80f33
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Title Physocephala australiana
Creator Jean and Fred
Description Conopid fly - Physocephala australiana ID Michael Jefferies with thanks. We don't see these very often and I thought these flies were rather cute until I read a bit about them: Most conopids are found around flowers where they mate and lay their eggs directly onto the abdomens of Social insects such as ants, bees and wasps. "The larvae develop first by feeding on haemolymph (insect blood) and in their last instar stage, attack the tissue of the thorax, weakening and then killing the host. Pupation takes place in the abdomen. " More about these flies at
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Date uploaded 10 Jun, 2017 13:38:25
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Date taken/created 10 Jun, 2017 13:38:25
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Data resource UID dr360
Dimensions (w x h) 500 x 333
File size 112.4 KB
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