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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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