[Taxacom] Weird fly, long mouthparts, need a family name, please
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Jul 5 18:49:50 CDT 2010
sounds like one of those wierd tipulids like Toxorhina, etc.
From: Robin Leech <releech at telusplanet.net>
To: Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Tue, 6 July, 2010 11:33:20 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] Weird fly, long mouthparts, need a family name, please
I collected a fly with most peculiar mouthparts at the
Wagner Natural Area just west of Edmonton, Alberta.
The fly looks much like a mycetophilid, but instead
of a normal head with small mouthparts, it has a long
tube-like mouthpart with palpi at the end. The tube
is about 3+ times as long as the head is in diameter.
The mouthpart tube is about the diameter of a femur.
Any dipterists out there care to contact me off line?
I will send you a picture of the fly taken through a
Taxacom Mailing List
Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
The Taxacom archive going back to 1992 may be searched with either of these methods:
Or (2) a Google search specified as: site:mailman.nhm.ku.edu/pipermail/taxacom your search terms here
More information about the Taxacom