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Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae sp. ♀
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Posted on 07-04-2021 17:52

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I photographed this fly in Bazzano (AQ), Italy on March 19th 2021. I think it is a Chironomidae, but is it possible to identify its genus or species from these photos?

Thank you in advance,
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Edited by ESant on 07-04-2021 23:11
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Tony Irwin
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Appears to be a female Orthocladiinae. I don't think I can say more.
Tony Irwin
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Thank you anyway, Tony. The only thing I can add is that it was much bigger than the usual Orthocladiinae found in the area: it reached 7-8mm in length.
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29.03.21 09:55
@PaulBeuk Thanks again mate- very useful! Smile

14.03.21 15:00
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11.03.21 17:23
Greetings! Does anyone have: Satchell's 1947 paper: The larvae of the British species of Psychoda (Diptera: Psychodidae)??? Many thanks Smile

03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

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