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Polypedilum sp. scalaenum (was Chironomidae?)
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Posted on 10-08-2018 17:08

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Is it possible to tell Family and genus of this very small (1-1,5 mm) fly?
Photo from 7 August 2018 Kramfors 62 N, E 17 Ångermanland, Sweden.

Thanks for your help in advance

Kurt Holmqvist
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Edited by kurt on 12-08-2018 20:00
Tony Irwin
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Looks a bit like Stenochironomus, but not one I recognize.
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 11-08-2018 04:04
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Probably Polypedilum based on wing pattern.
Tony Irwin
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Ah! - perhaps Polypedilum scalaenum?
Tony Irwin
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Thanks for your help John and Tony
Kurt Holmqvist
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