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Hybomitra larva?
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Posted on 20-04-2024 21:29

Location: Wageningen
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Hi everyone,

I found this Tabanidae larva last friday in a pond with no connection to other open water (Netherlands, close to Zwolle). Other aquatic fauna consisted mainly of mosquito larvae, leeches, Cloeon dipterum larvae and blue-tailed damselfly-nymphs. No indicators of especially good water quality.

I think this larva belongs to the genus Hybomitra. Is that correct? And if so, is it possible to identify it to species level?


Thanks in advance!

Rayan Majoor
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Posted on 21-04-2024 15:13
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Hallo Rayan
Zeker is dit Hybomitra maar determinatie is alleen mogelijk met anatomisch onderzoek. Ik heb je waarneming al goedgekeurd
Dear Rayan
Hybomitra for sure, but ID to species level is only possible after carefull examination of the internal anatomy
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Posted on 22-04-2024 19:59

Location: Wageningen
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Hi Ton,

thank you for the quick response! Nice to know that I got the right genus.
Hopefully the rearing will be succesfull Smile

Kind regards,
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