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Aquatic or Terrestrial Diptera?
Tarn Parmar
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Posted on 20-04-2021 11:37

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Hi all,

I found these adult Diptera in my Malaise traps near the shore of a lake in southern Germany. Based on aquatic sampling nearby, I know I have multiple species of Chironomidae, which I am grouping together (for my own sanity). The attached Diptera have lipid profiles similar to Chironomidae but I want to confirm if they are actually aquatic-based or terrestrial-based Diptera.

Any guesses would be appreciated!

(All pictures April 2019 - Konstanz, Germany)
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Tony Irwin
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Posted on 20-04-2021 15:22
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Sciaridae females - terrestrial
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09.05.21 16:31
Extensions in uppercase are (and were) accepted for gif, jpg, jpeg and png

09.05.21 16:01
OK, thanks Roger, now if someone would just ID the fly I would be happy.

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FTAO - Gordon; Please make sure that you use lower case, because attachments with extensions in upper case (capitals) are rejected. So sayeth GOD AKA Paul. Cool

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A file called "Fly01a" has an UPPERCASE "F" Gordon. The site takes a dim view of UPPERCASE "'F's"!! awkward

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OK, it has started working now, no idea what was going on.

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I know I have been away a long time - but why can't I load a 63Kb file called Fly01a

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

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