Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 3

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 3,946
· Newest Member: Tataragne
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· Ectemnius< 5 mins
· Woodmen00:47:47
· Juergen Peters02:13:38
· rafalk04:25:55
· Tony Irwin05:08:16
· Ryan_Mitchell05:34:25
· piros05:40:26
· tlegrand06:32:05
· libor06:49:05
· John Carr07:19:23
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Diptera (eggs, larvae, pupae)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Orthocladiinae genera ? >Brillia
solito de solis
#1 Print Post
Posted on 13-01-2018 16:21
User Avatar


Location: Liege, Belgium
Posts: 382
Joined: 05.08.13

Hey dipterists
I'm facing this larvae with difficulties to determiate the genera
I guess this is a Orthocladiinae but I have no informations to go further more
Any help ?
merci beaucoup

Edited by solito de solis on 13-01-2018 21:30
Tony Irwin
#2 Print Post
Posted on 13-01-2018 20:02
User Avatar


Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 5197
Joined: 19.11.04

With those antennal ratios, and the dark patch on the postmentum, I'd say this was Brillia modesta or close.
Tony Irwin
solito de solis
#3 Print Post
Posted on 13-01-2018 21:25
User Avatar


Location: Liege, Belgium
Posts: 382
Joined: 05.08.13

Merci beaucoup. Great answer !

Brillia genera
DIAGNOSIS: Distinguished by the well developed pectinate labral lamellae; plumose S I; 4 segmented
antenna with segment 2 divided in basal third by a weakly sclerotized area; antennal blade subequal to
flagellum; distinctive mentum; posteriorly displaced setae submenti (near posterior margin of head capsule);
and procerci and anal tubules present.

As i did not have more info... I have been stopped. Brillia flavifrons impossible (different apotome and labral sclerites, different mentum)
Perhaps Brillia parva ?
in Belgium records of Brillia modesta (Meigen, 1830)
Nevertheless... Brillia is enough for my purpose.

Thanks a lot.
Edited by solito de solis on 13-01-2018 21:29
Tony Irwin
#4 Print Post
Posted on 14-01-2018 01:03
User Avatar


Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 5197
Joined: 19.11.04

Apologies - I should have checked for name changes! Brillia modesta is now known as Brillia bifida. The species identification was based on Cranston's 1982 Key to the larvae of the British Orthocladiinae.
Tony Irwin
#5 Print Post
Posted on 14-01-2018 11:19
User Avatar


Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 837
Joined: 29.05.09

Apologies accepted Smile
Brillia names have several times been changed. Sometimes I got lost too. In the Netherlands there are 2 species of Brillia: Brillia bifida (syn. Brillia modesta) with a black gula spot and Brillia longifurca (syn. B. flavifrons). without a gula B. bifida for sure.
Edited by atylotus on 14-01-2018 11:20
solito de solis
#6 Print Post
Posted on 21-01-2018 21:59
User Avatar


Location: Liege, Belgium
Posts: 382
Joined: 05.08.13

Merci Atylotus
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
Chironomidae ID please -> Subfamily Orthocladiinae Diptera (adults) 7 24-03-2018 19:40
ID please -> Orthocladiinae Diptera (adults) 7 10-03-2018 20:38
male Orthocladiinae Diptera (adults) 3 28-01-2018 20:03
Orthocladiinae sp Diptera (adults) 3 25-01-2018 17:40
Unidentified --> Orthocladiinae Diptera (adults) 4 28-11-2017 20:07
Date and time
25 March 2018 07:20


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

21.03.18 15:07
Thank you

20.03.18 16:39

19.03.18 14:40
Hello Can any1 help lout with the translation of schwerpunkt? I get heavy point however this is to do with the flight period of flies? Thx

26.02.18 13:39
Thx Paul, very useful

23.02.18 16:41
Usually called tegula, see Glossary

23.02.18 15:16
Hello and happy Friday Can any1 help with the translation of epaulet Die Halteren sind schwärzlich und Epaulet Thx

23.02.18 07:16
If you stroll through the Stratiomyidae gallery you will come across this Ptilocera species.

21.02.18 19:42
Just curious: which Stratiomyidae species is the one in the title of

09.02.18 11:00
Thx very much for the help

08.02.18 15:09

Render time: 2.39 seconds | 133,454,320 unique visits