Eucnemid larvae - Dirrhagofarsus ernae
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
January 10, 2007
Size: 6 - 18.5 mm
These are some of the eucnemid or False Click Beetle larvae I found in the soft, white-rot sapwood areas of an aspen trunk section that was suspended upsidedown in a tangle of bittersweet vines. Since I wasn't sure if these very slow-moving larvae would burrow their way into the white-rot chunks I brought home, I made sure not to dig them all out of their burrows. I want some at least to mature so an ID can be established.
I also contacted eucnemid authority Dr. Jyrki Muona to see if he can ID from larval images. He says he can but will have to get home from his travels first.
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