Timber Fly from Costa Rica

Subject:  timber fly
Geographic location of the bug:  osa  costa rica
Date: 05/03/2019
Time: 03:56 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  found this timber fly in bahia drake…can you help identify it?
How you want your letter signed:  jan dellibovi

Timber Fly

Dear Jan,
We have several images of Timber Flies in our archives from Central America, and the best we have ever been able to provide is a genus name
Pantophthalmus.  The ovipositor and eyes indicate this is a female, and the yellow legs are similar to this image in our archives tentatively identified as Pantophthalmus pictus.  These flies are huge.

Timber Fly

thanks for your interest…will let you know if i find out anything more

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