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arista for the guinness book :D
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Posted on 07-07-2009 21:41
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I saw this fantastic Dolichopodidae today near the river Do. Maybe this is a Ludovicus sp. but not sure, though. The arista is just impressive. This is a male with a very beautiful ornament to attract dozens of females. Grin Imagine a human to have such thing Grin eheh
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viktor j nilsson
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Posted on 07-07-2009 22:08

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WOW! Thats the greatest Doli Ive ever seen!
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Posted on 07-07-2009 22:14
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yes, me too. That's why I'm sharing wit you. This is just fabulous.
I was near the margin of the river Do searching for new Lispe, Limnophora, possibly Brontaea, and others... but then I saw something unusual... I approached and then exploded in joy. The guilty was this fly. This ornament is really *something* and a great way to attract females.
It was very difficult to photograph... the substrate was very hard and irregular.. and the fly was very quick. I only managed to get two good shots. The others... there is no fly in the photo! The reaction of this fly is just impressive. In miliseconds it runs away from the flash!

It is not just in tropics that exist amazing dolis. They are in Pvoa Do as well. Grin
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Stefan Naglis
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Posted on 07-07-2009 23:24

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Ludovicius would be correct, but the genus has been synonymized with Sybistroma (Brooks 2005).
Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 08-07-2009 09:00
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Sybistroma eucera (Loew, 1861)
Type localityawkwardpain. Palaearctic: France, Spain, Austria, Italy
One more species new to Portugal? Please prepare a paper.
Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 08-07-2009 10:32
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Thans, Igor. I will do the article soon.
Also I will email you in a few days.
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