Thread subject: Diptera.info :: aquatic stratiomyidae
Posted by atylotus on 29-01-2010 17:06
I'm trying to rear the aquatic larvae of Odontomyia and Oplodontha, but yet I didn't succeed fully. Only 1 O. tigrina emerged, but died without getting hardened. I have done this while putting the larvae in an aquarium with just water and I have tried it in wet moss, but alas. It must be over 15 years now, that I have reason to believe that most of the diagnostic features of Odontomyia and Oplodontha larvae are incorrect. In fact, for The Netherlands, all larval identifications of these two genera, at least in Odontomyia, are false. It won't get out of my head, but I can't prove it. Does anybody have a clue in how to rear them? or does anybody have some reared material for study purposes?
Many thanks in advance.