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Diptera larvae

Observed: 24th January 2012 By: jack787jack787’s reputation in Invertebrates
diptera 2

Found in sample taken from salt marsh on Eden Estuary, Fife.

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That's a lovely clear photo, and I agree it's Diptera, but I don't know enough about these to confirm the species or genus, sorry!

Entomologist and biological recorder

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This was my first thought when I first saw it. I am just not 100% sure. Did it have a typical way of movement - almost rigid looking and thrashing in a sinusoidal manner? Have a look at the following link for one that I have found.


As you will sse it has a much more slender build and this is why am not sure.