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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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Posted on 04-02-2017 09:32

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Great, many thanks.
I add a ventral picture of the head.
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21.04.17 15:08
Thanks very much Paul

18.04.17 20:24
Nice occur on the Dutch television Paul!

11.04.17 13:37
In Dutch some would use it as plural, for 'exemplaar' (exemplar or specimen). Ten exx. then is ten specimens.

10.04.17 16:21
Thanks Phil I am thinking exuviae but I can't find the abbrev. so perhaps so

09.04.17 12:25
I haven't come across it but I suspect it means 'examples'.

08.04.17 11:27
Hell has anyone come across the meaning of exx? and what it means

01.04.17 11:43
Thanks very much

25.03.17 21:53
Ibid. is short for Latin ibidem, meaning 'in the same place', so = 'same as the previous reference'. Smile

25.03.17 13:09
Cab any1 help out with the full name if the journal IBID Thx

16.03.17 12:41
Hello, can anyone help out a French translation regarding the larva - excroissances, is it protuberance? Thx

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