Euxesta sp.

Picture-Winged Fly

Euxesta sp., Picture-winged Fly, Nicaragua image

Family: Ulidiidae

Subfamily: Ulidiinae


Genus Euxesta contains some 70 described species in the Neotropics, with about fifteen more known to be awaiting description (Brown, 2010). Undoubtedly many other species have never been collected.

In the Nearctic the list of Euxesta species contains about 30 names.

Photo location: Selva Negra, Nicaragua.




Head and thorax of Euxesta sp., Uliidae

Pictured winged fly, lateral image from Nicaragua, Euxesta sp.

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