Crane Fly larva

About the shape and function of different specimens
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Crane Fly larva

#1 Post by TonyT » Sun Oct 15, 2023 9:45 pm

The spiracle disc of a terrestrial larva, at the posterior end of the abdomen.
These are somewhat simple in terrestrial larvae; in the aquatic species they get bizzare.
Full image: Olympus BHS:10x objecive,1.25x intermediate tube, 2.5x projection eyepiece.
Spiracle: as above but with 40x objective.
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