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Dolichopodid Flies

Again from 2 years ago, a small fly with large antennae: probably a male Rhaphium sp. (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).  There are quite a few species of this genus on the UK checklist and in only a few do the males have these large antennae, one of these being Rhaphium calignosum.  The females have normal-sized antennae.

A few days later I caught another one in mid-flight:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-04-26 and 2009-05-01, respectively.

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