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Lispe

Observed: 11th November 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

A predatory fly usually seen running about rapidly on mud
some muscid flies

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British Lispe

caesia
consanguinea
litorea
loewi
longicollis
melaleuca
nana
pygmaea
tentaculata
uliginosa

"Lispe is one of the few genera of the Muscidae that can be easily recognised in the field.
The adult flies are always found close to bodies of water, both flowing and standing, and are commonly to be seen resting on stones or running around on mud and sand, searching for mating partners or prey. They are aggressive predators of small insects and other soft-bodied invertebrates, but most especially of mosquitoes (Culicidae), and their predaceous behaviour has been reviewed by WERNER & PONT(2003, 2006)."

The hunter-flies of Armenia.
II. The genus Lispe, Latreille, 1796
'Zoology in the Middle East' 55, 2012

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