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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
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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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25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

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14.06.19 22:21
Thank you Elisabeth Wink

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11.06.19 14:22
Thanks to you also Paul.

04.06.19 13:15
But thanks!

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Old? Young!

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