Dolichopodidae sp.

Dolichopodidae sp. Name: Dolichopodidae sp.   

Locality: The Baltic region  

Age: Tertiary  

Showcase: Amber showcase  

This is a family of rather small flies, they often display shining green or blue colours. In Norway some 200 species are known. The Dolichopodidae are predators and most species are found in decaying plant material, e.g. in quiet swamps. Many species are known from the Tertiary and more than 100 species are described from Baltic amber.  

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Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00