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"hopping" flies (mating display?) --> Dolichopodidae, Chrysotus laesus
Tina S
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Posted on 07-12-2020 21:58
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in summer I watched some flies "hopping" on leaves of Artemisia vulgaris. It looked as if it was a mating display, or only males trying to boot each other out.

If you like, you can download here a short video of my observation (9 sec, 25.8 MB) within the next seven days:
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Data: Germany, Lower saxony, Rodenberg, 90 m, garden, 4 July 2019.

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Edited by Tina S on 20-12-2020 02:47
John Carr
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Probably Chrysotus
Tina S
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Thank you John for your reply!

Best wishes,
Marc Pollet
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This is Chrysotus laesus, no doubt about it.
Tina S
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Many thanks, Marc!
Do you maybe also know anything about this behaviour?
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