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Larger larva - Onycholyda amplecta

Larger larva - Onycholyda amplecta
Atco, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
June 21, 2014
Size: 17mm?
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Larger larva - Onycholyda amplecta Larger larva - Onycholyda amplecta

Onycholyda sp. Larvae are not well known for species of the genus. Of the few that are known, this fits Onycholyda luteicornis better than O. amplecta. Onycholyda amplecta is described as having the head, antennae, thoracic legs, subanal appendage, and some other parts black.

But I only saw
O. amplecta and saw laying eggs many times... Well, I guess I have to try to open more leaf rolls and check it.

I opened up several leaf rolls (3-10mm larvae) and all the larvae had orange/light brown head...

O. amplecta?
Having seen O. amplecta ovipositing earlier, I would think the larvae should be that. I don't have larvae of either O. amplecta or O. luteicornis to compare with the pictures. I was going on the only brief descriptions of the two species, and the larvae did not match the description of O. amplecta. It seems strange, but that's all I can do.

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