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aquatic Stratiomyidae > Oplodontha viridula
Lennart Bendixen
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Posted on 04-02-2017 09:05

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is someone here able to identify the genus?

I hope Stratiomyidae is correct.

Length 30 mm.
2016-05-05, northern Germany, garden, small pond
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Edited by Lennart Bendixen on 04-02-2017 09:38
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I think this is the final instar of Oplodontha viridula for it seems as if there is a hairbrush at the ventral side of the head and the habitus and hairs on the body doesn't fit Odontomyia or Stratiomys.
Edited by atylotus on 04-02-2017 09:22
Lennart Bendixen
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Posted on 04-02-2017 09:32

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Great, many thanks.
I add a ventral picture of the head.
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17.03.17 12:24
Haha that seems... promising!

16.03.17 12:41
Hello, can anyone help out a French translation regarding the larva - excroissances, is it protuberance? Thx

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Perhaps in: Hobby, B.M., & K.G.V. Smith, 1961. The bionomics of Empis tessellata F. (Dipt., Empididae). – Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 97: 2-10.

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