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#1 | Andre on 23 November 2005 01:12:51
Wonderfull wonderfull picture Sarah!
I have already sent it to a Apidae- and a Aranae-colleage of mine. Have you caught some of the Milichiidae?
Andr
#2 | conopid on 23 November 2005 14:00:34
That is a fantastic photo. I am going to look up Desmopetopa now and see what these flies are about!
#3 | paqui on 23 November 2005 17:17:15
maybe Thomisidae / Philodromidae?
#4 | Andre on 23 November 2005 20:24:19
Milichiidae
Cool
#5 | Paul Beuk on 24 November 2005 14:03:47
The spider is one of the Thomisidae, the flies are Milichiidae, the prey is Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). A little more info is here: http://www.dipter...ead_id=528.
#6 | paqui on 25 November 2005 16:39:28
Oops, as I?m beggining I can only distinguish between Thomisidae and Philodromidae with the philodromidae tarsal ?brushes?(like dark little shoes seen from normal distance). Thomisidae have only the tarsal claws, I was suspecting Philodromidae Sad

Anyway thank you andre, I?m trying to "study hard" Diptera but many Araneae are really easier, so I had no idea about that nice Milichiidae

It?s incredible, they (Thomisidae) are very good predators, being really small preying Eristalis:
http://www.insect...ge_id=2025

(I?ve linked diptera.info there). I can?t understand how somebody?s been able to identify the spider (not seeing eyes nor abdomen!) but I?m happy I identified the Eristalis Grin
... I supose Frown
#7 | Paul Beuk on 25 November 2005 20:18:03
I think the spider is Thomisus onustus, see: http://www.mnhn.f.../home.html.
#8 | Andre on 26 November 2005 01:41:35
You DID identify the Eristalis (tenax) right! Wink
#9 | jorgemotalmeida on 04 July 2006 18:16:24
The spider belongs to the Thomisidae family. Yes, it is a Thomisus onustus Walckenaer, 1805. This is pink, but there is yellow and white specimens. Smile)
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18.10.18 09:12
@PaulBeuk Thanks ever so much Paul! I really appreciate it!

16.10.18 11:11
... - British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 11(3/4) (1998): 139-148.

16.10.18 11:10
@Gnats2meetu: Dobson, J.R., 1999. A ’bee-louse’ Braula schmitzi Örosi-Pál (Diptera: Braulidae) new to the British Isles, and the status of Braula spp. in England and Wales. - ...

15.10.18 14:33
Thx Paul

15.10.18 09:43
Heya guys. Does anyone know how many Braulidae species there are in the UK and if there are any resources for ID purposes available? Pfft

13.10.18 22:24
found dead

12.10.18 12:49
Hello I'd be grateful if so. could help me translate Nachweis als Totfund - Records as ? Thx

25.09.18 09:53
Costa, Diptera acquisitions in 1863, Annuario del Museo Zoologico della R. Universita di Napoli 3: 31-40

25.09.18 09:45
Rondani material in Naples, please check Thompson & Thompson, Studia dipterologica 13 (2006) Heft 2: 317-331

20.09.18 16:28
Thx to Tony and Paul, ref now found

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