[Taxacom] Weird fly, long mouthparts, need a family name, please

muscapaul muscapaul at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 03:06:45 CDT 2010


Could be one of the Keroplatidae, too. If you want you can send me an image
or post it, as Kim suggested, on my Diptera.info website.

Paul

On 6 July 2010 02:22, Kim van der Linde <kim at kimvdlinde.com> wrote:

> I would suggest to post it here:
> http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewforum.php?forum_id=5
>
> Kim
>
> On 7/5/2010 7:33 PM, Robin Leech wrote:
> > Hi Taxacomers,
> >
> > 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
> > Stereo Microscope.
> >
> > Robin
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