Thread subject: :: Prospecting Acroceridae ?

Posted by LeCrapoutch on 01-05-2021 19:17

Hello hello !
This family seems to lack a lot of datas, I'd like to focus on them a bit :) But I can't find any good tips about how to find them.
I guess I should aim at zones with a good spiders diversity, but that's very vague. I tried to find the list of the species parasited by Acroceridae by Schlinger (2003) cited in the document ACROCERIDAE 42 (Small-headed Flies or Spider Flies), Jan. 2017 but it doesn't seems available online.
For information, i'm in northern france.

I hope i'm in the right channel !
Any tips to find those small beauties ? Thanks already !

Posted by Tony Irwin on 01-05-2021 23:35

I've had most (albeit limited) success by searching the foliage and twigs of isolated bushes in dry grassland, where lycosids were in abundance.

Posted by LeCrapoutch on 02-05-2021 16:45

Thanks, that'll already help me a lot :) I definitively should focus on habitat with big spiders populations, then.