Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Chironomidae
Posted by bertrandpami on 17-03-2012 11:13
An idea for this big (and dead ...) chironomidae ?
Cuise La Motte (60350- France) - 15-03-2012 - 22h - 9,5 mm.
Many thanks and good weekend.
Posted by John Carr on 17-03-2012 15:14
Chironomini. The tail is at a bad angle. If the tip of the abdomen were not bent down the angle would be good. Can you add a dorsal view of the tip of the abdomen?
It's probably near Chironomus
Posted by bertrandpami on 17-03-2012 16:02
Only this photo, but I can send the insect if necessary.
Edited by bertrandpami on 17-03-2012 16:03
Posted by bertrandpami on 17-03-2012 16:24
I tried to make another photo.
Is't good ?
Posted by John Carr on 17-03-2012 17:15
That's a ventral shot?
I'm not sure what I'm seeing. The thin, curved appendages resemble some Dicrotendipes
but the rest doesn't match.
Edited by John Carr on 17-03-2012 17:15
Posted by bertrandpami on 17-03-2012 17:49
"That's a ventral shot?"
Yes. sorry, I can't make better ...
Posted by bertrandpami on 20-03-2012 19:30
A dorsal shot, but not very good quality ...
Posted by John Carr on 21-03-2012 03:46
Now it looks more like Chironomus (Chironomus)
. There are three layers of appendages inside the outer claspers -- two paired and one median -- and any or all of them might be crucial for ID.
Posted by bertrandpami on 21-03-2012 09:13