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larvae beneath deadwood => Sciaridae
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 11-11-2021 17:24

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I found these larvae in the end of February in a forest beneath deadwood (Germany, Saxony). Size less than 10 mm. Sciaroidea?
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Marion Friedrich
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Tony Irwin
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The fact that these are in a mass, and have white bodies and black heads suggest to me that they are Sciaridae.
Tony Irwin
Marion Friedrich
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Posted on 11-11-2021 23:29

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Thank you very much for ID, Tony.
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