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tan plateback larva - Lopheros fraternus

tan plateback larva - Lopheros fraternus
Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 18, 2005
Size: approx. 17 mm
This is the largest of four similar larvae I found under old pine log rounds.

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tan plateback larva - Lopheros fraternus tan plateback larvae - Lopheros fraternus tan plateback larvae cuddling - Lopheros fraternus tan plateback larvae pupating! - Lopheros fraternus Mystery solved: They're netwings. - Lopheros fraternus Mystery solved: They're netwings. - Lopheros fraternus black-orange lycid. - Lopheros fraternus black-orange lycids - Lopheros fraternus - male - female black-orange lycid female underside - Lopheros fraternus - female

Moved from Net-winged Beetles.

Reminds us
of . Could it be the same?

I didn't recall seeing yours. I just found four more of these today. Hopefully at least one will pupate and mature.

Tan Plateback
I just got one of these, today. What is it's class? Lep? Insect larva? Never seen one before.Dave P.

beetle larva
It has similarities to Lightning beetle larvae and net-wing beetle larvae. I'm betting on netwing, but my hope it to find out by observing what these become.

Tan Plateback
Please keep us informed about the larva. I didn't save my specimen (let it go). Any idea as to time frame until metamorphasis or emergence? Dave P.

I'll add any new info here, so you'll get an automatic E-mail letting you know when something develops.

I suspect (and hope)these are larvae that overwintered and will pupate soon.

Was ther anything more on the emergence? 11/11/05.

Sorry Dave. No automatic E-mail since I didn't add a comment to this page.

Yes!! Just click on the other photos, which tell the emergence story in images. There is text there that also tells what happened.

That's great. The mystery is solved. Excellent project, Jim. You know, I never kept the larva I found, last summer, but we did have an overflow of Net-winged Beetles (black & orange variety). By overflow I mean more than used to seeing around here.

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