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Blackish blue / purple beetle-backed fly (Celyphidae, Paracelyphus cf. hyacinthus) | by Anthony Kei C
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Blackish blue / purple beetle-backed fly (Celyphidae, Paracelyphus cf. hyacinthus)

The scutellum is very convex covering the entire abdomen, dark blue with slight purple tint, almost black on naked eye. This beetle-backed fly is relatively larger than other celyphids, with a body length of about 8 mm.

 

Dr. Stephen Gaimari identified this as Paracelyphus, likely Paracelyphus hyacinthus.

 

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Taken on August 25, 2015