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Larva Epistrophe
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Posted on 27-11-2022 11:29

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this is a larva of Epistrophe on a Sambucus leaf, at home in Arc-et-Senans (France, Doubs).

I previously photographed adults and eggs of Epistrophe nitidicollis, but don't know if the larva is distinguishable from that of Epistrophe eligans

thank you in advance for your informed opinion !
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Posted on 27-11-2022 12:13

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Hello, Epistrophe sp. is correct, but it's not possible to go to species level without brilliant (microscopic) photos of the PRP (posterior respiratory process).
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 27-11-2022 15:27

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Thank you for the answer.
I forgot to give the date: June 7, 2021.
I was hoping the length of the process might give some indication, but I suspected it wouldn't be enough for a sure identification.
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