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Re: Yough Bug, what is it?

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It's a type of sawfly

Posted on: 2012/7/13 11:47
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Re: Yough Bug, what is it?

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I'm fairly certain it is Diptera, but I don't have a great idea what the family name below that would be. I guess that would narrow it down to tens of thousands of species. I think we can safely rule out the familiar craneflies and midges, which reduces the burden...

Some species of Xylophagus is my best guess:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/50861

http://bugguide.net/node/view/627620

I expect that still leaves dozens of possible species. Pretty much no chance for an amateur like me to ID this to the species level...

Posted on: 2012/8/5 9:21


Re: Yough Bug, what is it?

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BITING MIDGE- CULICOIDES VARIIPENNUS
found in muddy and slow moving rivers, hatches during the hotter months

Posted on: 2012/8/5 17:11
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