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Hybotidae : Platypalpus sp.
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Posted on 21-06-2024 14:56

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Hello !

First of all, I want to excuse myself if I ever break any rules of conduct with this post. I don't use this forum often and I had a bit of a struggle understanding the new rules, so I'm terribly sorry if something is done wrong.

Now that this is out of the way, let's address the main subject of this post ! This weird looking fly, about 7mm in length without the wings, and a strange looking proboscis.
I found it 746m in Savoie, a French department situated in the Alpes, I caught it using a net while searching in some Urtica sp. situated in a clearing in the forest next to a small stream so the air was quite humide.
This specimen was found on the 4th of Mai this year.
Vinex : France : Ugine : 73400 : 04/05/2024
Altitude : 746m - Taille : ~7mm
Réf. : 344742
Vinex : France : Ugine : 73400 : 04/05/2024
Altitude : 746m - Taille : ~7mm
Réf. : 344743
Edited by Vinex on 21-06-2024 15:49
John Carr
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Posted on 21-06-2024 15:48

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Thank you for your answer John ! I'm changing the title right away Smile
Edited by Vinex on 21-06-2024 15:50
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