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Aphid eater on milkweed.  larva - Eupeodes americanus

Aphid eater on milkweed. larva - Eupeodes americanus
Schuylkill Nature Center, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
November 10, 2009
Size: 7 mm
It has grown quite a bit in the intervening nine days despite a scarcity of aphids. I don't know how it managed.
This syrphid larva must be in its last instar and getting ready to pupate. It has a pulsating movement, most noticeable along the midline. See the video

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Moved from Frass.

Frassed

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