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Thaumaleidae spp.??
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Posted on 26-05-2011 22:29

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Hello everyone!
I collected this larvae from a bromeliad (phytotelmata) in a cloud forest (aprox. 2000 meters above sea level) in Ecuador. Could someone please clarify if it is indeed a Thaumaleidae larvae? Maybe even the genus?
Thank you for your help!
ernestovp85 attached the following image:

Edited by ernestovp85 on 27-05-2011 04:57
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 27-05-2011 00:47
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No picture, but I suspect Ceratopogonidae is more likely.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 27-05-2011 06:43
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I agree with Tony. This is no Thaumalaeidae, but a Ceratopogonidae, something like Forcipomyia or Atrichopogon or similar genera.
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Posted on 27-05-2011 09:05

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Thank you guys for the hasty response Grin
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