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Ablabesmyia vs Tanypus
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Posted on 18-02-2020 14:10

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SW France this morning. Found motionless on the outside wall. Body size slightly above 8 mm.

I thought it could be Ablabesmyia, but not so sure actually when I compare it to Tanypus especially the shape of the black mark on the wing.

Can we tell them apart with this pic ?
Daniel Philippe : France : STE LIVRADE SUR LOT : 47110 : 18/02/2020
Altitude : 45 m - Taille : 8.5 mm mesuré
RĂ©f. : 248459
John Carr
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Scitochironomus, likely pictulus.

It has the immobile gonostylus and long fore basitarsus typical of subfamily Chironominae.
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Posted on 18-02-2020 16:20

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Many thanks John, TumbsUp

I think it is Stictochironomus Wink
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