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Platypalpus sp. - Hybotidae
Carlo Monari
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Posted on 23-04-2012 22:08
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This is not a good photo, but it is the only one I have of this subject. It was taken near Extrapieraz, Val d'Aosta, western Italian Alps in July, 1976. length should be near 10 mm.
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rvanderweele
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Posted on 23-04-2012 22:17
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A Platypalpus. We have seen more specimens of this huge genus op diptera.info today. Impossible to say which species.
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Carlo Monari
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Then it is Hybotidae and not Empididae. Indeed I didn't find any Empididae with such swollen femurs. Besides, probably I overestimated its length. Regarding the species, I am perfectly aware that even with much better photos it is not so easy to be able to determine it. Thanks a lot.
 
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