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Lauxaniidae (?) at dead caterpillar of Cydalima perspectalis (15.06.21) --> Lonchaeidae
Juergen Peters
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Hello,

many tiny flies met at a dead caterpillar of a Box-tree Moth on a leaf near a Buxus bush in our garden yesterday (northwest Germany). They looked like Calliopum aeneum/simillimum, but were considerably smaller, only about 2.5 mm. What are they?
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The flies seem to be Lonchaeidae. For similar behavior of lonchaeids see
Dobson, J. R. 1992: Are adult Lonchaeidae (Diptera) specialized kleptoparasites of spiders’ prey? British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 5: 33-34.
Also Fig.1 in https://home.czu.cz/storage/515/52373_Lonchaeidae-Krkonose.pdf
 
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How interesting to see so many together "hunting in a pack"! they all seem to be females. Is there any chance there are still some about that you could photo or capture?
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Thank you, Jan!

@Iain: That scene occured in my garden, so I can take a look there nearly everyday. Will be a big luck, though, to see such happening again...
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Hello,

this fly just visited the light in garden. I am not sure, if it is the same species.
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