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Carrion Flower stem borer

Carrion Flower stem borer
Plymouth Rock Pioneer Cemetery, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
February 2, 2020
Size: 7- mm
Dead larva in stem of Carrion flower, Smilax herbacea.
Perhaps the distal end might help with an order ID? A beetle?

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I just finished checking very old stems of Smilax to nothing but did photograph some sign. I'll post.
Did you rear a gall midge on Smilax?
Is it on BG?

In the stems? No
You mean, a gall midge in the stems? Your finding and rearing of the Neolasioptera is the only stem gall midge record on this host I'm aware of.

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