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Diptera Pupae for ID - Spain (Dasyhelea sp.)
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Posted on 11-05-2021 07:57

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Please may I request an ID for this pupae?

Is it Chironomidae?

Just to Family level would be great.

Thank you!
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Edited by GlamGam on 11-05-2021 19:13
Tony Irwin
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I think Psychodidae, but it would help to know what size it is, and what habitat it was found in.
Tony Irwin
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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.
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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 18:21
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