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Photo#16651
Boros unicolor larva, fam. Boridae

Boros unicolor larva, fam. Boridae
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 5, 2005
Size: about 21 mm
Under bark of elevated conifer log. Because of its dark color I at first took it for a dead Dend*roides canad*ensis, which are so numerous in this area. But it proved to be very much alive. This is the only one I've found. It could be a different species of pyro*chroid. I hope to rear it to maturity.

(Alas, this one died in June, so we won't get to see later stages.)

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Boridae or conifer bark beetles.

Dr. Dan Young of U. of Wisconsin IDed this larva and said they are usually found under bark of dead standing pines from about chest-high down.

 
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