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Mating flies, so different they seem like 2 different families
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Posted on 25-03-2019 22:55
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Wow, these are the same species? They look like two different families!

Guyana, along the Rupununi River, southern Guyana. 20 May 2013.

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Both flies are Keroplatidae. They certainly look different but I have no idea if there might be sexual dimorphic species in Guyana...
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Ah, only my second Keroplatid photo, the other one was at my house here in West Virginia, USA. Thank-you, Paul!
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Family expert Rafaela Falaschi (from Brazil) states this is Keroplatinae, Orfeliini. Thank-you to her and to Paul.
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