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Chionea, lutescens?
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 21-10-2005 23:39
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Around Moscow, night temp -5, midday - may be +2.
Some Diptera!
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Paul Beuk
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Posted on 21-10-2005 23:47
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Looks like Chionea, indeed. A Noptera rather than Diptera. Smile

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Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 22-10-2005 00:00
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What I can't understand is what for it has "hindwings" whithout forewings?
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Louis Boumans
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Posted on 23-10-2005 23:26

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Nikita, I presume you mean the halteres?
I've never seen such an animal before; just found out that it is a kind of cranefly. Your picture is much better that the other ones I could find on internet.

(see this link),
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 24-10-2005 02:13
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Yes Louis, I meaned halteres, I didn't find English word.
For example, in Moscow city there are Culex pipiens without halteres. They fly soundless but like "ivory". So I thought that it prooved that halteres realy used for fly balance. But Chionea without wings and with halteres is contre this explanation.
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Dmitry Gavryushin
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Posted on 31-10-2005 22:35
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Nikita, here's another one from Moscow region.
Found among fallen leaves (Quercus).
Pictures were made on Oct.30, 2005, Naro-Fominsk, Moscow region, Russia.
I'm not sure about number of segments in antennae, but it looks like there's 7 of them, so it might be Ch. lutescens.
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