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Bombylius and what?
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Posted on 04-10-2005 16:32

Location: Valencia (spain)
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Hello, here it is a "small floating sheep". 1cm long, I supose it won?t be B major

And one more difficult; I?m not sure now if it?s Muscidae,
Dolichopodidae... For Dolichopodidae it?s a little "fat", but the veins seem so; the more I try to identificate it, the less I?m sure
Edited by paqui on 04-10-2005 16:33
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Posted on 04-10-2005 16:34

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here it is Bombylius
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 04-10-2005 17:30
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The venation seems to me Dolichopodidae's no matter how fat it is.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 05-10-2005 20:22

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I?m begining with entomology, it?s fantastic, but with no references /bibliography enough still these small animals drive me crazy. Thank you very much
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Posted on 06-10-2005 00:31
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The Bombylius looks like venosus.
Can't say more unfortunately...

The other fly is a Dolichopodidae sp. You'll need a specialist for that family, like the Dutch Henk Meuffels.
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Posted on 06-10-2005 08:37
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The dolichopodid is a species of Sciapus. The forked medial vein is characteristic for the subfamily Sciapodinae and most European species then belong to Sciapus.
The bombyliid may be B. venosus but if it is from Spain, I am not sure how many other possible species are likely candidates.

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