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Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Larvae - Ceracis thoracicornis

Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Larvae - Ceracis thoracicornis
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
March 10, 2007
Size: ~ 2 mm
I split open a few unappealing pieces of moldy polypore fungus to reveal many individuals of the Ciid species in this series - larvae, which were most common, adults in different stages of maturity (freshly molted and hardened to black), and a few pupae. There were also adults of Cis and Octotemnus laevis. Here are two of the mature Ciid larvae. The posterior hooks are by now a familiar sight.

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Minute Tree-fungus Beetle - Ceracis thoracicornis - male Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Pupa - Ceracis thoracicornis - male Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Pupa - Ceracis thoracicornis - male Minute Tree-fungus Beetle Larvae - Ceracis thoracicornis

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Great shot, Stephen
!

 
Thanks Jim :-)
I was quite surprised by the image quality.

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