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Prospecting Acroceridae ?
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Posted on 01-05-2021 20:17

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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 02-05-2021 00:35
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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 17:45

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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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28.06.21 15:24
thx TO eklans

03.06.21 11:11
@Tony Irwin Thank you Tony! I've emailed you there Pfft

02.06.21 22:26
Rob - can you PM me with an e-mail address, and I'll send it over.

02.06.21 13:16
Hello chaps! Does anyone have a copy of: Revision of the willow catkin flies, genus Egle Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), in Europe and neighbouring areas ?? I'd be ever so grateful! Rob

31.05.21 14:31
The part that got deleted is "longer, dark median stripe on thorax"

31.05.21 08:37
You are correct, the copula also is phragmitidis. Corrected in the Gallery.

30.05.21 23:08
... look identical to me, the pictures of L. nigropunctata don't have the black spot on the scutellum and lack the other features you described.

30.05.21 23:07
Thank you for the answer Maks! Unfortunately the second part of your message seems to be deleted? I looked at the pictures of the 2 species in the gallery, are they correctly identified? Because they

30.05.21 20:06
@FliegenFranz Apart from differences of the hypopygium and ovipositor L. nigropunctata has darkened wing tips, mostly dark front femora, a black spot/stripe on the scutellum and a more pronounced, lon

29.05.21 18:48
What's the difference between Limonia nigropunctata and L. phragmitidis? Can someone help me? Thanks

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