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Ceratopogonidae larva => Culicoides
solito de solis
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Posted on 23-10-2017 14:42
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Heyr dipterists
Ceratopogonidae larvae, very tiny about 1 mm length living amid Oscillatoria in brackish water/ Alentejo-Portugal

Terminal end of larva with very long process and short retractile hooked gills
Doubble eye-spots

merci beaucoup

Edited by solito de solis on 08-11-2017 21:45
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Ceratopogonidae, but nothing more I can tell. Difficult family (for me)
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Merci Atylotus
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Definitely, here is the video showing this nice larva moving
this is a larva of

YouTube Video

merci beaucoup
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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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