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Possibly Black Fly Larvae

Possibly Black Fly Larvae
Williamsburg, York County, Virginia, USA
May 17, 2020
Size: approx. 5-10 mm
There are hundreds of these larvae attached to rocks in a backyard manmade stream. We have black flies (sometimes commonly called May flies) in the neighborhood in May, especially on wooded properties adjacent to a tidal creek. The flies move slowly and land in hair, on arms, legs, etc., and give a painful bite, if not slapped first. These larvae motivate on the rocks by curling and wiggling. They don't have leech like movements. The photo was taken about 4 pm. We also have tiny "no-see-ums" that come out about the same time as the black flies.

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