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large aquatic larva (CH) -> Stratiomyidae -> Odontomyia
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Posted on 22-04-2022 22:16

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Dear all,
on 06.04.2022 I found this larva in a small pond near Wenslingen, Switzerland. Its length was approximately 2-3 cm long. Do you know the genus / species?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Best, Adrian
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Edited by AdrianBothe on 24-04-2022 08:40
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Posted on 23-04-2022 07:44

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Stratiomyidae; maybe Odontomyia , see:
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Posted on 24-04-2022 08:38
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I also think that this would be Odontomyia cf ornata. I write cf because i'm not familiar with the Swiss fauna
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Posted on 24-04-2022 08:40

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Thank you! That looks good. Do you think I could rear them to get a look on the imago? If so, how should I do that?
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