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Stratiomyidae Oxycera > Oplodontha viridula
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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
rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/oxycera1.jpg

rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox.JPG


air fringe on the terminal segment

rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox2.jpg

spiracles on the first thoracic segment sides
rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox3.jpg
rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox4.jpg

2 hooks on the ventral last abdominal sgement

rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox5.jpg
rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox6.jpg

ventral view of the mandibles and mouth parts

rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox7.jpg

Head dorsal view
rodredi.free.fr/oxycera/ox8.jpg

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

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


the clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PuJDp4o6dk&feature=youtu.be

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