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Photo#1736752
Hellgrammite like creature that squeaks or chirps see video

Hellgrammite like creature that squeaks or chirps see video
Texas, USA
October 7, 2019
Size: 1-2"
Here is a video on reddit of this critter, it seems to differ from my recollection of a Hellgrammite in that: it appears to have fewer shorter legs under it rather than from it's sides, it seems more rubbery, and it seems to have a different shape like a V and not as varied as a Hellgrammite. You can see the pinchers in the first photo near the tip of the hiking stick.

https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF_Nature/comments/dew1by/what_is_this_creature/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

I actually think it's a cranefly
NOT AN EXPERT SO I could be wrong but I don't see the pinchers that you see. It looks more the tentacles at the back end of a crane fly larvae.
See https://bugguide.net/node/view/747145 &
https://bugguide.net/node/view/969062

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