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Oplodontha viridula shedding its skin
solito de solis
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Posted on 27-04-2017 12:29
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Hey dipterists
As I have collected a sample and made a profit with the Atylotus infos regarding this larva
I can add observation of the larva shedding its skin

The head part is easily moved backward, the most difficult part of the shedding was the fringed hairs terminal end
We can see the obvious difference between the fresh skin appearance and the old one's.
There are quite NO Calcium carbonate crystals on the skin

I have put this fresh dressed larva in the sample again. After a few hours, it was unrecognizable vs the others same larvae

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Edited by solito de solis on 27-04-2017 12:30
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25.07.19 15:13
@Paul Beuk Thanks mate!! Best wishes!

22.07.19 15:09
Where are the meaning abbreviations of Lindner's series Die Fliegen der Palaearktischen Region, ie. f1: anterior femur, ...and what about "p"? (I don't possess volume I)

17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

16.07.19 13:31
Hey Dipterists! Quick Question: Vein r2+3 bare beneath. I've always assumed that this is below as in when you look at the wing flat. Am I right? Thank youuuuu! Pfft

18.06.19 08:07

14.06.19 22:21
Thank you Elisabeth Wink

12.06.19 13:47

11.06.19 14:22
Thanks to you also Paul.

04.06.19 13:15
But thanks!

04.06.19 13:14
Old? Young!

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