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Small Platypalpus ? => yes
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Posted on 29-06-2013 13:11
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I'm almost sure this is a Hybotidae, and it looks like a very small Platypalpus; is it ?

Thank you very much for your help !

25/6/2013, Vevey, Switzerland, on a wood fence in a little wood near a river
Size: 2.2 mm (body)
Caillou attached the following image:

Edited by Caillou on 01-07-2013 20:44
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Next 2 photos:
Caillou attached the following image:

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Posted on 29-06-2013 13:30
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Tachydromiinae. Probably a Platypalpus with a weak mid leg.
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Thank you so much John !
It isn't very visible, just a bit in the first picture, but there is a small spur at the apex of the mid tibia; I think it confirms your diagnose.
Paul Beuk
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Certainly Platypalpus

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Great ! Thank you very much Paul !
I'll adjust the title accordingly, and I'll offer the pictures (a bit better than those) to the gallery as the specimen looks somewhat atypical with its "weak mid leg"; that way you will be able to use them or not as you see fit.
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