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Prospecting Acroceridae ?
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Posted on 01-05-2021 19:17

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Hello hello !
This family seems to lack a lot of datas, I'd like to focus on them a bit Smile But I can't find any good tips about how to find them.
I guess I should aim at zones with a good spiders diversity, but that's very vague. I tried to find the list of the species parasited by Acroceridae by Schlinger (2003) cited in the document ACROCERIDAE 42 (Small-headed Flies or Spider Flies), Jan. 2017 but it doesn't seems available online.
For information, i'm in northern france.

I hope i'm in the right channel !
Any tips to find those small beauties ? Thanks already !
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 01-05-2021 23:35
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I've had most (albeit limited) success by searching the foliage and twigs of isolated bushes in dry grassland, where lycosids were in abundance.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 02-05-2021 16:45

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Thanks, that'll already help me a lot Smile I definitively should focus on habitat with big spiders populations, then.
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