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    Anyone recognise this insect?

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    Original Poster

    http://johnmcl7.smugmug.com/Other/General/Insect1/921052815_xo8jc-M.jpg
    http://johnmcl7.smugmug.com/Other/General/Insect2/921053294_UjAfS-M.jpg
    http://johnmcl7.smugmug.com/Other/General/insect3/921053875_DubGG-M.jpg

    a wasp?

    Wasp aint it ?

    Hornet

    Original Poster

    I thought it was a wasp initially as its abdomen has the yellow striping and it looks to have pollen collectors on its legs but I can't find any wasp (or hornet) that looks remotely like this particularly the head which on this one is dominated by the massive eyes and no antennae. The shape of the abdomen doesn't look like a wasp either, the shape looks more like a fly but I've never seen one that size here.

    John

    A fly that stole a wasps washing from the line?

    Its a horse fly mate

    its a carcarion carious

    Its Jeff Goldblum

    A Tsetse fly :w00t:

    Original Poster

    scottydont;8964292

    Its a horse fly mate



    Yep, I think you're right there - specifically it looks just like this variant.

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…eri

    Thanks,
    John

    maybe a hover fly at a push


    Here's some pictures of a species of Hover fly that looks similar
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    A Ghost

    Johnmcl7;8964316

    Yep, I think you're right there - specifically it looks just like this … Yep, I think you're right there - specifically it looks just like this variant.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabanus_eggeriThanks,John



    Consider it third'd. Kill the little ******* before it's too late and it reproduces. I've been getting molested by them all week.

    Its can almost certainly assure you its a a pie'd of critta en d'glasse

    Thats amazing! its got some sort of weird shield protecting it!

    splatsplatsplat;8964398

    Thats amazing! its got some sort of weird shield protecting it!



    you on weed?

    raptorcigs;8964421

    you on weed?



    Gee what a buzz kill:)

    leaving before all the puns start:)

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint;8964451

    So you took the picture in one of these countriesSouthern France, Italy, … So you took the picture in one of these countriesSouthern France, Italy, Albania, Croatia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Morocco. There are also unverified records from Portugal, Spain



    Clearly not and given that's where they're normally found it would explain why I've never seen one up here.

    John

    Original Poster

    splatsplatsplat;8964398

    Thats amazing! its got some sort of weird shield protecting it!



    More like protecting us...

    John

    its a fly probably been on dog chit all day dont drink out that cup lol

    Its Nigel.

    g1bbuk;8965068

    Its Nigel.



    Nah, its Dave, his twin. Tell the ******* he owes me £20.

    splatsplatsplat;8964398

    Thats amazing! its got some sort of weird shield protecting it!



    That will be a plastic cup :thinking:

    redvee92;8965254

    That will be a plastic cup :thinking:


    And the award for stating the bleedin' obvious goes to.......

    Goonieman;8965355

    And the award for stating the bleedin' obvious goes to.......



    :-D:-D Woo!! :-D:-D

    :friends:

    redvee92;8965379

    :-D:-D Woo!! :-D:-D:friends:



    GOONIMAN N REDVEE SITTIN IN A TREE K-I-S-S-I-N-G

    harlzter;8964378

    Its can almost certainly assure you its a a pie'd of critta en d'glasse



    Can anyone translate into English please?
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