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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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Edited by muscicapa on 10-01-2012 08:56
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Posted on 10-01-2012 06:52

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A better view of the wings
muscicapa attached the following image:

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Posted on 10-01-2012 11:54
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I'm curious too! Smile
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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
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