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Lonchaeidae sp
Ben Hamers
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Posted on 26-03-2005 19:04

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For the special occasion a picture with eggs,
(seen near Heerlen).
Is it possible to mention a genus ?

Ben Hamers attached the following image:

Edited by Ben Hamers on 21-05-2012 23:54
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 27-03-2005 10:02
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This is a species of Lonchaea, family Lonchaeidae. Their larvae live behind bark of dead treas and feed on other insects larvae.

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Iain MacGowan
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Posted on 29-03-2005 11:42
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At last a Lonchaeid! as Paul has already said this is a female Lonchaeid sp, but sorry to ruin the Easter theme I don't think that these are her eggs! Lonchaea eggs are white and sausage shaped. Lonchaeid females are not easy to ID from photos but judging by the all black tarsomeres, pale squamal fringe and darkened wings I would guess at Setisquamalonchaea fumosa a common species over much of central and western Europe
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Ben Hamers
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Posted on 29-03-2005 20:01

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That's a big name for such a small fly.


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