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Posted on 20-04-2007 01:37
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and Acroceridae flies... where are the best times to find them? And what about the locals??

Has anybody that knows if they occur for Portugal (I know that Acroceridae flies were spotted in South)?

Andr? told me that the best time would be late May for Acroceridae flies - and in open lands? (not sure about this).

Please, provide more info. Thank you.
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Posted on 12-07-2009 10:41

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Well, I think there is hardly anything in common with these families with respect to observability: you can catch pipunculids here and there quite evenly during the main collecting season (at least here in the north).

On the other hand - Acroceridae is a really elusive group, in Finland we got a new generation of dipterists really starting to do field work in the turn of the millennium, but it was not until the latter part of this decade, when any of us had caught a single specimen of that small family!

Are acrocerids more common in the southern regions?
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Posted on 12-07-2009 17:14
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now I found a bunch of pipunculids. They appear in lemon fruit trees. In the grass... etc etc.

But the only acrocerid genus I have found much more times is Cyrtus!
I have found dozens of Cyrtus gibbus in Sagres, Évora and here. They are common. I have found one Acrocera near from Viseu.. but only one specimen. I have an Astomella hispaniae but it was not caught by myself.
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Posted on 14-07-2009 11:03

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Wild and exotic, you really found many weirdly named acrocerids BEFORE the vastly more commonplace pipunculids (at least from my point of view)!..Europe is large...
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