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Chorisops tibialis (Stratiomyidae)

Chorisops tibialis (Stratiomyidae)
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/350 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Diptera (except syrphidae), Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-09 12:31
Viewed: 4027
Points: 18
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Chorisops tibialis

Size: less than 1cm

These flies are found in the trees and most of the time they prefer the areas in the shadow, for these reasons they are difficult to find.

Stratiomyidae: The soldier flies are a family of Diptera. The family contains about 1,500 species in about 400 genera worldwide. Adults are found near larval habitats. Larvae can be found in a diverse array of situations mostly in wetlands and damp places in soil, sod, under bark, and in animal excrement and decaying organic matter. They are diverse in size and shape, though they commonly are partly or wholly metallic green, or somewhat wasplike mimics, marked with black and yellow or green and sometimes metallic. They are often rather inactive flies which typically rest with their wings placed one above the other over the abdomen.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-09 12:35]

Salut Marie,incroyable nettete' de ce tres petit insect,vraiments des details eextraordinaries et parfaites,une photo de grande classe,mes compliments,Luciano

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-09 12:50]

Hello Marie, superb close-up of this little fly . TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-09 12:54]

Hello Mariki,
Superb macro of a small Stratiomid fly taken with excellent sharpness and lighting. The features are well shown from this POV.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

Hello Mariki
I shall never comprehend how you achieve such fine macro shots on such small subjects such as this tiny Chorisops tibialis (Stratiomyidae).
All the Best

Hello Mariki, a nice image of this small fly. TFS.


Hello Mariki, great close-up capture of this fly. Wonderful details and composition.
TFS and regards,

Hi Marie, an another minute fly:) and superb detailed shot with great clarity my friend!
TFS and cheers,


Hi Marie,
A nice capture of this beautiful soldier fly. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-10 7:21]

Hello Marie, I remember having shot something similar to this in nature but not so beautiful like this. Excellently shown with full lighting. Ganesh smiley tmrw

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-13 11:48]

Bonsoir Marie-Christine,
Il me semble déjà avoir photographié ce genre de mouche avec le thorax brillant, de grands yeux verts et des ailes repliées sur le corps. Je sais donc maintenant qu'il s'agit d'un petit soldat!
Bonne image sur fond clair de cette petite mouche.
Un grand merci et bonne soirée

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