European Micropezids & Tanypezids

The answers to our questions are everywhere; we just need to change the lens with which we see the world (Benyus)

European Stalk-eyed Fly

Following its discovery in 1997 there have been two papers and a number of expeditions by photographers to find the European Jester, Sphyracephala europaea

Nikola Rahme's blog at http://buprestidae.blogspot.co.uk/2010/ … lfold.html  is an account (in Hungarian) of a 2009 photographic expedition

Nikola is a prize-winning photographer with a Flickr site and there are many more photographs of  Sphyracephala europaea there. For example at https://www.flickr.com/photos/eurythyrea/5126015816 and a stacked frontal view of the head at https://www.flickr.com/photos/eurythyrea/5135595446

Other Hungarian dipterists have gone looking for it, Yordan Kutsarov at http://insecta.pro/taxonomy/334303 and Walter Pfliegler on Diptera.info  and at http://naturephoto-walter.blogspot.co.u … ngarn.html
It's on the Danube and there's mention of records in Bulgaria but I'm unable to trace any records from that country.
 

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