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Fancy alpine Dolichopodidae => Eucoryphus coeruleus M
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Posted on 17-01-2019 23:12

Location: Vevey, Switzerland
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The quality of the photos is really poor, sorry for that; but it would appear there are few available, if any, of this species so I put them here anyway.
After submitting the pictures to the knowledgeable people at they came with a male Eucoryphus coeruleus as ID. The remarkable antennae give the genus and the sex, while the black tibiae indicate the species.
Do you agree ?

August 28th, 2018, Gemmipass, Switzerland, on sand banks. Altitude: 2290m.
Body size: ~3.2 mm
Caillou attached the following image:

Edited by Caillou on 18-01-2019 22:01
Pierre Bornand
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 18-01-2019 00:52
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What a remarkable fly! It would be good if you could submit a photo to the gallery. Smile
Tony Irwin
Igor Grichanov
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Posted on 18-01-2019 14:48
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Eucoryphus coeruleus after Parent (1938). One of two known species in the genus.
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Posted on 18-01-2019 22:03

Location: Vevey, Switzerland
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Thank you Igor for your confirmation of the ID.

Tony: yes I will submit the pictures to the gallery, anyway Paul can not use them if he deems the quality insufficient.
Pierre Bornand
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