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Posted on 10-01-2012 06:49
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I had initially thought them to be Bittacidae (Mecoptera) but these are diptera. They keep shaking while hanging on the spider line. Two of them were beside each other and displacing each other on it. Are these Tipulids or Limoniids or ? More images available on request.
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Posted on 10-01-2012 06:52
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A better view of the wings
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Posted on 10-01-2012 11:54
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I'm curious too! Smile
Sincerely yours
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Posted on 10-01-2012 14:12
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A description of a similar species and its behaviour with a video is at
http://www.earth-touch.com/result.php?i=Flies-hang-on-a-cobweb-strand
 
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