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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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18.10.17 14:40
Thanks very much Paul- you know loads!

18.10.17 09:07
Zoologicheskii Zhurnal: http://pleiades.o.

16.10.17 14:24
Hello Can any1 give me a link to this journal pls? zool. J. Moscow Thx

10.10.17 14:39
Thanks again Paul, looks like a ditto

10.10.17 10:35

09.10.17 14:12
Sorry to bother- from a German book - desgl. can anyone give me the full name of the abbrev. and what it means?

06.10.17 15:03
For any1 who is interested in this article http://www.zoboda.

06.10.17 15:00
That's great thank you Paul

06.10.17 09:23
Older records (<1986) may refer to Phaonia meigeni Pont, 1986. Misidentification of earlier authors.

06.10.17 08:36
He synonymizes Anthomyia lugubris with Aricia morio which is now Phaonia morio.

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