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Stenomicra dancing ? => Stenomicra soniae
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Posted on 01-07-2014 21:27
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This little fly was “dancing” in a very strange way: it walked in a uniform speed in any direction but while keeping its body on a vertical axis, the head on top !
After much research I guess it could be a Stenomicra, maybe S. soniae due to the crossveins zones looking white as for the specimen of Kahis (the legs coloring looks to match too).
Could you help me confirm that or tell me what else it could be ? Thank you very much for your help!

June 6th, 2014, Vevey, Switzerland, on a wood fence near a river in a humid wood.
Size: 2.3 mm
Pierre Bornand : Suisse : Vevey : 1800 : 8/6/2014
Altitude : 382 m - Taille : 2.3 mm (Lc) mesuré
Réf. : 122189
Pierre Bornand : Suisse : Vevey : 1800 : 8/6/2014
Altitude : 382 m - Taille : 2.3 mm (Lc) mesuré
Réf. : 122190
Edited by Caillou on 02-07-2014 19:57
Pierre Bornand
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 02-07-2014 08:59
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Correct! Please, submit some for the Gallery. Did you collect it?

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Posted on 02-07-2014 19:56
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Wonderful, thank you very much Paul !
I will gladly put the pictures on the gallery, but I didn't collect the specimen, sorry.
Pierre Bornand
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