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Platypalpus sp. - Hybotidae
Carlo Monari
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Posted on 23-04-2012 21:08
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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 21:17
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A Platypalpus. We have seen more specimens of this huge genus op diptera.info today. Impossible to say which species.
ruud van der weele
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Carlo Monari
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Posted on 23-04-2012 21:36
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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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19.11.14 16:42
Hi!

19.11.14 16:28
hello everyone

17.11.14 16:50
Thanks to everyone

17.11.14 10:36
Grabdornen, surely spines on the cerci for egg-laying in soil or sand?

14.11.14 11:00
graben -> to dig. First request was for Grabdomen which is 'burial dome', LoL.

14.11.14 10:36
The literal translation of Grabdornen is grave (Grab ) thorns (Dornen). I think the best English translation is "spines".

13.11.14 16:42
Legrohr am Ende (cerci) mit kraftigen , nach oben gerichteten Grabdornen

13.11.14 15:46
Send me the complete sentence, plz. I have no pdf or printed version of Hennig on the Muscidae.

13.11.14 15:24
Its from the Hennig 1964 key Female 77(78), its to do with the ovipositor there is a figure can I just use spines or is there another word?

12.11.14 09:07
grabdomen?

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