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Cecidomyiidae (supertribe Cecidomyiidi)
Liliane D
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Posted on 22-10-2019 12:54
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Hello,
On October 17, 2019 in the south of France.
This small fly, 2 mm long, got caught in the web of a spider Araneus diadematus. Its legs are very long but half of them are stuck in the wires.
Is it possible to determine a gender?
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John Carr
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Posted on 23-10-2019 01:04
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Female in supertribe Cecidomyiidi. They often perch safely on spider webs but this one appears stuck.
 
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Liliane D
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Posted on 21-11-2019 14:47
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Thank you very much John,
Indeed, this one was not as good as its congeners Shock
 
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