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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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03.03.21 22:17
Thanks Tony

02.03.21 21:02
see FAQ (Forum and posting)

01.03.21 06:08
How do I submit photos for identification

23.02.21 10:02
Probably something in the file's 'ource data. I edited it and saved as png. Now it is okay.

22.02.21 14:13
What happened to the picture in
500 ? It had been comressed only horizontally...

20.02.21 22:13
Markus Gebel

20.02.21 18:12
@beateSenf you can check the coincident threads with your species and try to write to whom identified them

11.02.21 09:15
No worries. Not everyone has time all the time. Wink

06.02.21 22:18
I am sincerely sorry for this comment. You are doing your best and I am very grateful for your work. I'm sorry. Beate

06.02.21 18:23
Hallo, I have a question. Are there any hidden rules in this forum? Do you have to upload spectacular flies to get answers? As soon as the inquiries slide to page two or further, they rest gently

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