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Lonchoptera larva I don't know about a key to species for these ... anyone? Diptera,Geotagged,Larva,Lonchoptera,Lonchoptera sp.,Lonchopteridae,Netherlands,Schiermonnikoog,nl: Speervleugelvlieg Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Really cool find! What was it feeding on? Posted 2 months ago
    1. From the little that I know about (these) flies I gather these feed on decaying litter and more specifically on spores of fungi in it and the like ... (?)
      A few of these were crawling around on the underside of a big, half rotten beam laying on a patch of grass. Plenty of decay and fungi going on there I suppose.
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. Makes sense. I had pictured them in a garden ;P. Posted 2 months ago
        1. The patch of grass and the rotting beam were indeed in the garden of the holiday bungalow we rented last week :o) Posted 2 months ago
          1. Ah ha! I feel a little less dumb, now. Thanks for the details. Sounds like a lovely holiday - bugs and a bungalow. Posted 2 months ago
            1. Yes, I had a very good time :o) Posted 2 months ago

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Uploaded Dec 13, 2020. Captured in Rijspolder 20, 9166 RZ Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands.