Genus: Philoliche (long-tongued horseflies)

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Philoliche sp., in mesic mountain fynbos.

Philoliche sp., in mesic mountain fynbos.

A number of species in this genus are important pollinators of long-tubed flowers in Succulent Karoo and Fynbos. 

 

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