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Is this even an arthropod? Pupa? - Microdon

Is this even an arthropod? Pupa? - Microdon
West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
January 22, 2017
Size: 9mm
Found two of these, adherent to the underside of a piece of wood on moist soil in spruce windbreak near intermittent creek/ditch between 2 lawns. They can move very slowly, just enough to reattach to a surface.

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Is this even an arthropod? Pupa? - Microdon Is this even an arthropod? Pupa? - Microdon Scale like insect on dead wood - Microdon 2 Scale like or mollusk like creatures under dead wood.  Kept in terrarium, flies emerged, laid eggs. - Microdon Scale like insect on dead wood - Microdon Scale like insect on dead wood - Microdon - female Scale like insect on dead wood, this fly emerged - Microdon - female 2 Scale like or mollusk like creatures under dead wood.  Kept in terrarium, flies emerged, laid eggs. - Microdon - female 2 Scale like or mollusk like creatures under dead wood.  Kept in terrarium, flies emerged, laid eggs. - Microdon

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Edge of underside, magnified
Edge of underside, magnified

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