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Limnia unguicornis/paludicola?
Maks S
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Posted on 08-02-2020 01:21

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Would it be possible to confirm this sciomyzid found last August in S Poland?
Edited by Maks S on 08-02-2020 01:23
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 08-02-2020 15:18
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Yes (except that I believe there is only one Limnia in W Palaearctic - L. unguicornis, L. paludicola is a synonym).
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Maks S
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Posted on 12-02-2020 15:17

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Thank you for the confirmation. Fauna eu shows them to be separate species. Does this mean that records of both Limnia from Poland are in fact of one species?
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 12-02-2020 17:57
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In my opinion - yes, it is one species.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
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Posted on 12-02-2020 21:22

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I believe Limnia unguicornis and L. paludicola as good species living in different habitats and seperable in both sexes by external characters. I hope that Nikita is publishing his opinion as soon as possible.
It is a female of L. unguicornis.
Maks S
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Posted on 19-02-2020 16:57

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Hmmm, I'm not too sure how I should leave this photo as, so for now I'll leave it as L. unguicornis/paludicola.

Xylo, what external characters differ between the two species?
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08.08.20 14:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

07.08.20 08:12
They are already in Poland !

04.08.20 21:02
Today a Chrysomya albiceps found in North of France ! I was quite surprised !

02.08.20 10:10
Ok... lower case naming for images.. understood,Lothar

02.08.20 10:02
I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

30.07.20 21:32
Have you checked the FAQ already?

30.07.20 02:23
cannot upload photos, it says wrong name. can someone please explain the exact procedure and the does and donts?

19.07.20 15:41
Don't use the preview, post directly.

17.07.20 01:44
Hi, apologies but also can't get photos to load. They are jpg, <300K, no spaces in names. Help? Smile

16.07.20 10:34
Hi Anders. No blanks in filename permitted

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