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small green golden fly
Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 20-11-2005 13:58
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hello Fly-reader,

In August 20th, 2005 I met this tiny shiny fly, it was sitting on Urtica dioica.
It got my attention through it's nice gold/green shining.
The size of it was about 2-3 mm. Amsterdam woodforest
The positioning/standing of the legs makes me think how Nematocera do this.
Picture is quite bad, must be one of my first picture's with my camera..

What kind of fly is this? and does it got family? (is it a large family?)
Perhabs someone can solve some of it?

regards, Robert Heemskerk
Edited by Robert Heemskerk on 20-11-2005 14:18
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 20-11-2005 15:07
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I think it have to be some of Dolichopodidae.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 20-11-2005 15:44
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Dolichopodidae, it's got a large family.
In Holland there are more then a two-hundred' of different species of them(I guess..)
And they call them 'Slankpootvliegen'.

Thank you for your reaction Frown
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 20-11-2005 16:21
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Maybe a species of Argyra?

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Posted on 20-11-2005 16:25
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For a genera-key to the Dutch Dolichopodidae, see:
Vliegenmepper jaargang 10, nr. 2, december 2001
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