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Anthomyzidae larvae on Typha
Gerrit Oehm
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Posted on 04-01-2022 11:39

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I found this larvae on old Typha leaves last December in Northern Germany.
Any ideas who this might be?
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Edited by Gerrit Oehm on 27-11-2022 12:23
John v
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Posted on 08-01-2022 02:32
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Hi Gerrit, can you describe the situation a little more? Were the leaves bent over and laying in water / muck / on the ground? Were they still standing upright? Dry or wet? Was the larva sandwiched between leaves near the base of the plant, or on a single leaf higher up and out in the open? Was it on the leaf or inside the leaf? etc.
The larva's overall appearance reminds me at least vaguely of some apparent chloropids I've found feeding between leaves at the base of sedge (Carex sp.) plants, but those larvae usually have a couple of fairly obvious projecting lobes on the posterior end and I'm not sure I'm seeing that in your larva.
Gerrit Oehm
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Posted on 25-04-2022 18:49

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@John v Thanky you for your reply. The Typha was stil standing, the larvae was underneath a loose old typha leaf going aroung the partly old rotten stem (so kind of sandwiched between leaves/ leaves and stem in the lower part of the plant)
Jan Willem
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Posted on 26-04-2022 08:38
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Hello Gerrit,

If you have collected the larva, it might be interesting to try to rear the larva on dead Typha leaves. It could be a larva of the family Anthomyzidae.
Jan Willem van Zuijlen
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Did you collect the larva Gerrit?
Jan Willem van Zuijlen
Gerrit Oehm
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Posted on 13-11-2022 17:37

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no, unfortunately I did not
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