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Ephydridae pupa
Jaso
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Posted on 13-10-2006 14:32
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hello,
I found quite a lot of this pupae in sediment of a high intertidal saltmarsh along the Scheldt estuary (Belgium). This one shows the eyes of a Cyclorrhapha fly. Does anyone know of which species this could be?

Thanks for your help.

Jan
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Tony Irwin
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It's an ephydrid, probably Scatella or a related genus. What size was it?
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Jaso
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Posted on 16-10-2006 10:51
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Thanks for your identification!
Size of the pupa is circa 0.3 cm long and is often found in Vaucheria-vegetation accompagnied by Enchytraeid oligochaetes, the Naid oligochaet Paranais litoralis, Psychodidae (photo) and Dolichopodidae larvae.

Greet
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