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Chironomidae => Ablabesmyia sp.
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Posted on 24-05-2017 18:02

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24.5.17 in Jyväskylä, Finland
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I forget if European females are determinable -- I do not have my books with me.
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Thanks John
We have in Finland three species: longistyla, monilis and phatta.

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I don't think they are separable - certainly Fittkau (1962 - Die Tanypodinae) does not mention any differences between the females.
Edited by Tony Irwin on 24-05-2017 19:53
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