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Photo#17658
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
Moved from Net-winged Beetles.

Reminds us
of . Could it be the same?

 
Yes!
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.

 
Sure
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.

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

 
Ooops!!
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.

 
Net-wings
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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