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Chironomidae spec.?
Ingrid Altmann
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Posted on 09-07-2018 16:25

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I found this fly on 19.5.18 in our garden (Furth im Wald, Bavarian Forest, Germany).
Is it possible to say more oder do I have to be satisfied with Chironomidae spec.?

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Tony Irwin
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Tribe Chironomini. Recently emerged female. I think you'll find most of the red colour will disappear over the next day or so.
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Might be a Chironomus (large frontal tubercles).
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Posted on 12-07-2018 11:23

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Thank you so much Tony and John!

All the best!
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11.11.18 18:28
I don't have it, sorry

11.11.18 12:51
@Rafael_Carbonell What I would like is a pdf copy of Key to the Families of Diptera.

10.11.18 19:29
@Gordon, what exactly do you need? All the Oosterbroek literature is here:

09.11.18 15:56
Does anybody have a PDF of Oosterbroek they could email me? I had one but it didn't make it to Cambodia.

25.10.18 12:03
Da mayfly man is in da house!

18.10.18 09:12
@PaulBeuk Thanks ever so much Paul! I really appreciate it!

16.10.18 11:11
... - British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 11(3/4) (1998): 139-148.

16.10.18 11:10
@Gnats2meetu: Dobson, J.R., 1999. A ’bee-louse’ Braula schmitzi Örosi-Pál (Diptera: Braulidae) new to the British Isles, and the status of Braula spp. in England and Wales. - ...

15.10.18 14:33
Thx Paul

15.10.18 09:43
Heya guys. Does anyone know how many Braulidae species there are in the UK and if there are any resources for ID purposes available? Pfft

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