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Pupa from a pond? --> Phalacrocera replicata
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Posted on 01-09-2017 21:54

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Bavaria, 2. April
On the edge of a small pond between plant parts, I found these 1-2cm sized pupa.
She moved very slowly.

I think it's from a Diptera.
Does anyone know from which Family / Genus?

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Edited by Dennis on 02-09-2017 19:22
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Phalacrocera replicata (fam. Cylindrotomatidae)
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Posted on 02-09-2017 19:21

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Thank you Atylotus!
That's great!

It could be 6 or 7 years ago, where I find one single larvae from these species in the same pond.

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20.11.17 15:09
Pls sign to help save Botanophila fonsecai https://home.38deg
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17.11.17 14:22
Thanks Paul, interesting point

16.11.17 13:44
'Holding' might not be the perfect description. Apparently the armature makes contact with sensitive places on the female, coaxing her to agree to mate.

16.11.17 13:43
Is was not quite sure whether the word would apply correctly, but, yes, that is okay.

15.11.17 11:29
How about armature, would that fit? based on http://onlinelibra
it would seem that these spines etc are used to hold the female!

14.11.17 09:22
All spines, ridges, lobes, etc. on the femur.

14.11.17 08:36
I think bewaffnung is like weapons (on femur 1).

13.11.17 13:10
Hello can any1 tell me how to translate bewaffnung des femur 1? Thx

26.10.17 13:37
Yes it looks like a typo error e instead of a Thanks you

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