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

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

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

Thanks,

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