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Platypezidae - Flat-footed flies
Most members of this family are woodland specialists associated with fungi. The best way to find them is to look out for their characteristic behaviour of running around quickly on leaves, often in circles. Search for them in autumn especially on Sycamore, but also Ivy, Oak and other species.