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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.
muscicapa attached the following image:

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
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
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13.11.18 12:49
Hello Can any1 give me a contact email for Entomologie heute Thx

11.11.18 18:28
I don't have it, sorry

11.11.18 12:51
@Rafael_Carbonell What I would like is a pdf copy of Key to the Families of Diptera.

10.11.18 19:29
@Gordon, what exactly do you need? All the Oosterbroek literature is here:

09.11.18 15:56
Does anybody have a PDF of Oosterbroek they could email me? I had one but it didn't make it to Cambodia.

25.10.18 12:03
Da mayfly man is in da house!

18.10.18 09:12
@PaulBeuk Thanks ever so much Paul! I really appreciate it!

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... - British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 11(3/4) (1998): 139-148.

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@Gnats2meetu: Dobson, J.R., 1999. A ’bee-louse’ Braula schmitzi Örosi-Pál (Diptera: Braulidae) new to the British Isles, and the status of Braula spp. in England and Wales. - ...

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Thx Paul

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