Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Diptera Pupae for ID - Spain (Dasyhelea sp.)
Posted by GlamGam on 11-05-2021 08:57
Please may I request an ID for this pupae?
Is it Chironomidae?
Just to Family level would be great.
Edited by GlamGam on 11-05-2021 20:13
Posted by Tony Irwin on 11-05-2021 16:23
I think Psychodidae, but it would help to know what size it is, and what habitat it was found in.
Posted by atylotus on 11-05-2021 17:30
I'm pretty sure that this is Ceratopogonidae, close to Dasyhelea, due to the long spiracles. However, I'm not familiar with Spanish species, so genus level is not sure.
Posted by GlamGam on 11-05-2021 19:21
Thank you both. Unfortunately, I do not know which region of Spain or habitat it was taken from. It was sent to me. I'm not accustomed to looking at European taxa (only UK). Ceratopogonidae looks promising. (It is ~2 mm).
Edited by GlamGam on 11-05-2021 19:21