Monday, June 11, 2012

Metallic blue Beetle Fly (Spaniocelyphus palmi), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This tiny beetle-like bug is actually a fly. It has common name of beetle fly. It is from the family of Celyphidae under genus of Spaniocelyphus. The scientific name for this beetle fly is Spaniocelyphus palmi (Frey, 1941)




This fly really looks like a beetle. It fold its wings under the elytra like shell. The color of its thorax and elytra is metallic blue while the head and its compound eyes are in orange color. The size of this beetle fly is about 2-3mm.

Taxonomy :
Kingdom : Animalia - Animals
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Diptera - Flies
Family : Celyphidae  - Beetle flies
Genus : Spaniocelyphus
Species : S. palmi 
Scientific name : Spaniocelyphus palmi (Frey, 1941)

References:
http://eol.org/pages/722912/overview
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40118596@N07/5517182018


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