Walpole, NH, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA July 24, 2010 Size: .5"
I found this large maggot on a tarp that covers an outdoor polyphemus caterpillar rearing cage. It was after a night of heavy rain so guessing it climbed up from the ground (I know they can only climb on wet surfaces)? I live near agriculture but I know green/blue fly are much smaller. This thing is a bit over 1/2" long and 1/4" at widest point. It reminds me a bit of Enicospilus americanus (ichneumon wasp) but it is not as large and they oviposit in living larvae. It's brown head/face is intriguing. I will rear it out and see what it becomes (if I can).
Contributed by Bonnie J. Caruthers on 25 July, 2010 - 10:22am Last updated 18 January, 2013 - 5:46pm
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