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Chloropidae cf. Elachiptera <--a tiny fly with curious antennae, family?
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Posted on 09-09-2023 16:36
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Photographed just now from Zhejiang China. Body length approx. 3mm with rather curious antennae. What family could it possibly belong to? Thanks.
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from slightly different angle
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Probably genus Elachiptera or close to it.
 
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Terrific! TumbsUp Thank you Jan Maca for enlightening me. Yes, this one has antennae very similar to those of Elachiptera tuberculifer (other details differ though).
 
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