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Started by Laci Hamerlik, February 07, 2020, 10:14:20 AM

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Laci Hamerlik

Dear all,

this Chironomini was found in the gut content of a goby in the Bulgarian strech of Danube. Do you have any idea what it could be?

Thank you

Martin Spies

Dear Laci and all,

I strongly suspect a species of Polypedilum potentially related to the Nearctic P. braseniae. I have photographs of larvae with such menta from two countries in the western Palaearctic: The Netherlands and Turkey. As always in such cases, it is possible that the biological species already has a scientific name based on another life stage, but that the larva remains to be associated.


Martin Spies

Laci Hamerlik

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