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No, Rhaphium sp.<-Gymnopternus/Hercostomus?
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Posted on 13-12-2023 04:39

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Photographed very recently in a rice field in Zhejiang China. Around 5mm in body length. Is it something near Gymnopternus (or Hercostomus)? Thanks!
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John Carr
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The apical arista is rare in subfamily Dolichopodinae.
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Great point! TumbsUp
Igor Grichanov
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Rhaphium sp.
Igor Grichanov
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Wow! Fantastic ID! Thank you very much! TumbsUp
John Carr
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If you find a male, see https://zookeys.p...cle/31602/ for further identification.
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Posted on 18-12-2023 10:40

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@John Carr, great link! Thank you! Hope I can chance upon a male one during my next photograhy trips. Smile
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