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Drosophila larva? (20.03.19)
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 21-03-2019 00:22
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this larva inhabits my bait bananas in our garden (northwest Germany), length 4-5 mm.

I have always many Drosophila on the baits, mostly D. immigrans, suzukii, histrio and - especially in the last weeks (and always in the more colder season) - D. obscura group.
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Juergen Peters
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Jan Maca
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Posted on 03-04-2019 19:52

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Probably not drosophilid larva. Determination of living larvae of Cyclorrhapha is often virtutally impossible, as anterior and posterior stigmata are usually retracted (drawn in) and, of course, buccal (cephalopharyngeal) armature cannot be seen. Cleared preparations should be studied.
Juergen Peters
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Posted on 03-04-2019 20:27
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Thanks for your explanation, Jan!
Best regards,

Juergen Peters
Borgholzhausen, Germany
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