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Photo#55953
Not a caterpillar-right?

Not a caterpillar-right?
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 4, 2006
Size: 1/4 inch approx
This looks like a fancy maggot-is that what it is? and for what? I didn't notice the tail end until I loaded the photo

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Not a caterpillar-right? Not a caterpillar-right? Not a caterpillar-right?

Moved

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Wow
At first I thought this was the caterpillar of the Lycaenidae family. But I did know that it was the larvae of a fly! Cool though.

99.9% certain
that it is a Syrphid fly larva

 
Any idea which one? thanks
Any idea which one?

thanks ^_^

Jo

reminds us of
and still waiting in ID Request. We hope you hang onto it until something emerges!!

 
I didn't keep it-but I know w
I didn't keep it-but I know where to find them. I have no idea what it eats. I found it on a very big leafed plant that I haven't IDed yet either.

I hope we find out ^_^

Thanks

Jo

 
Try feeding them with aphids.
Try feeding them with aphids. It looks like a Syrphini larvae and they like aphids and scales etc.. Should pupate soon, cause it is a big one already...
Cheers
Martin

 
Ooooooh
When it does I bet it's awesome to watch it!

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