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Old 07-27-2012, 06:11 AM   #21
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Once we find out what it is, we can do an image search and see what the others' butts look like.
It's a male robber fly (Diptera: Asilidae), likely in the genus Efferia; they have very prominent external genitalia - see Efferia aestuans (male) photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for an example.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #22
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It's a male robber fly (Diptera: Asilidae), likely in the genus Efferia; they have very prominent external genitalia - see Efferia aestuans (male) photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for an example.
I figured that was part of his body...I just didn't imagine it as that part.

Thanks again, suunto.

I'll look them up to find out native status, behavior, and the like.
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Oh
We now know he doesn't have a bug up his rear...
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We now know he doesn't have a bug up his rear...
~smile~ I suspected as much all along...but never expected that it was his "very prominent external genitalia".
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...should I move him to the bug porn thread?
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Why not....It's a WHOPPER!
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I figured that was part of his body...I just didn't imagine it as that part.
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Why not....It's a WHOPPER!
I could be way off...but, I gotta know: is this why my avatar was changed to a WHOPPER of a ROOSTER?
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I could be way off...but, I gotta know:
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