Thread subject: Diptera.info :: A question about Leeches

Posted by atylotus on 21-08-2009 10:10
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You may also try fixating them in 20-30% ethanol and after a while transferring them in 70% ethanol. Identifying leeches using Elliot & Mann is avoided. You better use Nesemann & Neubert (1999). Annelida, Clitellata, Branchiobdellida, Acanthobdellea, Hirudinea. Susswasserfauna vor Mitteleuropa 6/2. or look at www.hirudinea.de. Piscicolidae are notoriusly difficult to identify. There is a revision by Bielecki (1997), but therefore you have to do some surgery.....