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Stratiomyidae: Oplodontha?
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Posted on 13-07-2021 12:46

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Hello! Please could I request some assistance with this larval specimen? Keying out, tentatively, as Oplodontha. NGR (rough) TQ 69188 76755. (Apologies for poor quality images, working with a replacement Brunel zoom stereo). Thanks!
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Ventral last segment
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Head - one set of tufts, one single setae.
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No. This is Odontomyia, close to O. tigrina.
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Posted on 14-07-2021 10:55

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Hiya thanks very much. In the Stubbs key, the presence of ventral or lateral head tufts takes it through to Oplodontha viridula or Odontomyia angulata/hydroleon. Is what I am seeing as 'tufts' just dense setae? Much appreciated.
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