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#1 2018-06-01 20:41:07

batch valley wildlife
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Name: Mike Shurmer
From: Shropshire VC40
Registered: 2015-02-20
Posts: 32

Nematocerans

Hi all

I am trying to take some Diptera samples to family, but am struggling with a few rather mangled Nematocera. I really struggle with the key for these, particularly in seeing the wing venation to distinguish between Ceratopogonidae and Chironomidae.

If anyone recognises these, that would be helpful.

Thanks

Mike


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#2 2018-06-03 15:57:59

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
From: Norwich
Registered: 2008-03-01
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Re: Nematocerans

1 is Cecidomyiidae. 2, 5 and 6 are Orthocladiinae (Chironomidae). 3 and 4 are Ceratopogonidae.

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#3 2018-06-03 16:00:19

batch valley wildlife
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Name: Mike Shurmer
From: Shropshire VC40
Registered: 2015-02-20
Posts: 32

Re: Nematocerans

Tony, that is so incredibly helpful. Thank you.

Mike

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