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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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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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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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15.12.14 15:40
Thx very much- this comes up quite a bit so very useful

11.12.14 18:25
is right!

11.12.14 16:36
Can any1 tell me if this is right Nach Smith 1912 = According to Smith 1912 Thx

11.12.14 16:35
Useful article http://www.eafe.or
g/Members_area_fil
es/Szpila_key_blow
flies_larva.pdf Wish there was 1 for Muscidae

10.12.14 21:41
at least now you can find out!

09.12.14 09:13
yes, from the Neotropical. It is still an open question whether these are really Chvalaea.

09.12.14 08:20
Quote from the abstract

09.12.14 08:19
" ... Ale-Roche, ..., including the description of the first males of the genus"

08.12.14 22:17
No, Theo, he recorded a female Chvalaea!

08.12.14 19:00
Ruud, jere beat you http://dx.doi.org/
10.11646/zootaxa.3
716.4.7

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