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Cantharidae larva?

Cantharidae larva?
Beavercreek, Greene County, Ohio, USA
September 14, 2018
My wife found this "bug" inside a fruit of Capsicum chinense 'Numex Suave Orange' - a cultivar of Habanero chili pepper, while cleaning dozens harvested from our garden . From general appearance I presume it is a beetle larva, and by its active behavior (running around the bowl), I assume it is a predator. Perhaps a Soldier Beetle in Family Cantharidae?

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Cantharidae larva? Cantharidae larva? Cantharidae larva?

Moved from Beetles.


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