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aquatic Stratiomyidae > Oplodontha viridula
Lennart Bendixen
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Posted on 04-02-2017 09:05

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is someone here able to identify the genus?

I hope Stratiomyidae is correct.

Length 30 mm.
2016-05-05, northern Germany, garden, small pond
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Edited by Lennart Bendixen on 04-02-2017 09:38
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I think this is the final instar of Oplodontha viridula for it seems as if there is a hairbrush at the ventral side of the head and the habitus and hairs on the body doesn't fit Odontomyia or Stratiomys.
Edited by atylotus on 04-02-2017 09:22
Lennart Bendixen
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Great, many thanks.
I add a ventral picture of the head.
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