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[Eudorylas sp] Pipunculidae acrobatic copula
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Posted on 08-04-2007 23:51
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I'd like to have your help with these flies mating in the air, today :
(Couchey (Burgundy, France) - 8 avril 2007 - 4.5 mm long)

I dare imagine that such big eyes occupating whole head with sphaeric shape should indicate family... but I can't find which one...
Some Pipunculidae ?

Thanks !
Edited by Arthropa on 21-04-2007 23:40
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you can change thread name to "Pipunculidae acrobatic copula" and wait for David's soon reply...
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Posted on 09-04-2007 10:02
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Well, that's done ! Smile Wink
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great photo! I have other photo by my friend Mr. Zhou, from China.
loepa attached the following image:


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Top photo: probably Eudorylas sp.

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Posted on 09-04-2007 11:10
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I would agree with Paul that the top pair are Eudorylas but naming this genus to species nearly always requires examination of terminalia. pale ppl and dark legs suggest E. obscurus but that is very much a guess.
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Posted on 09-04-2007 22:07
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Many thanks ! Smile
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