New photo database/unidentified leps

colin.jones at colin.jones at
Wed Sep 19 09:49:38 EDT 2001

> Here's one that has me stumped so far:

Hi Dave,

The humpbacked fly on the page is a member of the bee-fly family
(Bombyliidae) in the genus "Lepidophora". So even though it is a fly you can
see that there is relevance to this list since it shares a common root in
the name - "Lepido". "Lepido" of course means "scale" and "phora", means

Although the scales are a little difficult to see in your photo, they can be
seen quite well at:



Colin D. Jones
Contract Biologist
Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
300 Water St., 2nd Floor N.,
P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough, Ontario
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Tel: 705-755-2166
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