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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Strange Flies

I found these two interesting "flies" and have no clue as to what there really are. I am hoping my good friend Ted will come to my rescue again and help me with an identification. They are probably going to turn out to be moths or something. LOL!!

Update: Although Ted has identified this "fly" as a type of Seed Bug, I have not been able to dig up more information on it. Please read his comments and do check out his blog, the link is below.
Update: Once again with Ted from Beetles in the Bush's fantastic help, I have been able to get some more information on the picture below. It is an Assasin Bug (457 species) as he said, acanthaspis obscure, of which there are 13 similar species in the genus. Thanks Ted!!

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