Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Preimaginal object
Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 22-10-2005 22:31
Around Moscow, 21 okt, under dead wood, 3mm.
Is it Diptera?
If yes, Brachycera?
Pupae or larvae?
Posted by Paul Beuk on 22-10-2005 22:49
I am more inclined towards a beetle larva.
Posted by Andre on 23-10-2005 13:24
A wood-beetle ;)
Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 23-10-2005 14:32
Thank you Paul.
Andre, how do you know that Coleoptera?
Posted by Paul Beuk on 24-10-2005 07:21
Shape if the body, the strong bristles and the fact that it appears to be having a strongly sclerotised head. The latter is only found in Nematocera and I cannot think of any midge with similar larvae.
Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 24-10-2005 21:23
Clear. Thank you Paul.