Thread subject: :: Stratiomyidae larvae - Stratiomys, Odontomyia?

Posted by Sundew on 20-09-2021 22:44

In the last days I have often been at a small artificial pond that the Nature Conservancy had built on a sunny meadow. I was impressed by the amount of Stratiomyidae larvae swimming in the water and also crawling around on land. The largest ones measured at least 4 cm.
The location is southwestern Germany, west of Stuttgart.