Unknown Fly from Thailand

Some kind of fly?
Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 6:02 AM
I spotted this small insect this afternoon in the garden. It’s about 8 mm long and first I thought it was some kind of beetle, but zooming in on the picture I think it’s a fly, but one with a very large tongue that moves like the trunk of an elephant 😉 I’ve checked out all the flies on your website, but can’t find this one. Hope you can give me a hint! Cheers, Monique
Monique Simons
Koh Samui, Thailand

Unknown Fly from Thailand
Unknown Fly from Thailand

Hi Monique,
This is a fly, but we have no idea how to classify it beyond the order Diptera.  We are reluctant to do any internet research at the moment as our internet connectivity is quite mercurial recently, and we never know from moment to moment if we will be able to connect.  Time Warner, our internet provider, has been less than reliable lately.  Perhaps a reader will be able to provide a more exact identification.

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