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Stratiomyidae Oxycera > Oplodontha viridula
solito de solis
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Posted on 10-04-2017 16:52
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Hi dipterists
Found and observed on the water surface of a pond
covered by Lemnaceae (Lemna minor)
This larva is 15-20 mm length and as I try to leave save all observed larvae
the pictures are not so easy to be high-definition quality
Oxycera calceata ? previously Hermione

Thanks for confirmation

air fringe on the terminal segment

spiracles on the first thoracic segment sides

2 hooks on the ventral last abdominal sgement

ventral view of the mandibles and mouth parts

Head dorsal view

A last question
Are they 2 GILLS, those white clouds on either side of the head ???

merci beaucoup
Edited by solito de solis on 11-04-2017 10:47
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Oplodontha viridula ?
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Posted on 11-04-2017 07:31
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Oplodontha viridula is o.k. with a typical brush of hairs at the underside of the head
solito de solis
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Merci beaucoup Dear Atylotus, I appreciate your expertise

the clip

Edited by solito de solis on 11-04-2017 10:48
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