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Unknown larvae, assistance please
Seafry
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Posted on 16-08-2020 20:59
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Found feeding on a gastropod in a river. Collected in South Africa.
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Looks very similar to our European larvae of Notiphila or Hydrellia. Both piercing waterplants with their anal spines which are connected with the trachea. A detailed photo of the mandibles or head capsule would help in determining the genus
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Thank you very much, unfortunately I did not get a good photo of the head capsule
 
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Behaviour sounds more like Sciomyzidae. Any particular reasons for it not to be a sciomyzid?

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It has a piercing posterior spine (in fact 2 close together), seen at top right. No such spine in any Sciomyzidae. I have seen this too many times..
 
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It makes sense when you look at it that way round! Shock
I should have realized that, given my avatar!
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But... Your avatar is a... Tipula... Grin
 
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It's a bum that looks like a head!
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Grin
 
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