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Zabrachia sp. ? => Zabrachia tenella
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Posted on 22-02-2021 13:06
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This looks like a typical larva for this genus, isn't it ?
Thank you for your help.

July 1st, 2020, Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland, at night on a log in the forest.
Size: 4.5 mm
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Edited by Caillou on 23-02-2021 19:30
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Dorsal view
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Posted on 22-02-2021 15:29

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Hi Pierre, I think you are right with Zabrachia and I think it's tenella:
analsegment with 4 pairs of equally long bristles
1st thoracial segment with 3 pairs of anteriordorsal and 2 pairs of dorsal bristles (if I count right) - see Beuk, 1990, ENT. BER., AMST. 50 (8): 101-106.

Greetings, Eric
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Great, thanks a lot Eric !
I didn't expect an ID at species level was possible here, and yet...
Pierre Bornand
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