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does anyone know what this is ?

does anyone know what this is ?
Beverly/JC Phillips Nature Preserve, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
does anyone know what this is ?


Moved from Scarab Beetles.

Beetle grub.
This is the larva of a beetle, probably in the family Scarabaeidae, Lucanidae, or Passalidae. The grubs of each of these families bear close resemblance to one another, and can be found in rotting wood.

The C-Shape posture is characteristic of the Scarabs, the larva of the Passalids and Lucanids look similar, but typically don't curl up like this.

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