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fly larva found in fungi

fly larva found in fungi
Franklin, New London County, Connecticut, USA
August 28, 2008

Moved from Bibionomorpha.


Fungus gnat
This is not Anisopodidae or Bibionidae and it matches the description of Bolitophila and Mycetophilinae in MND (number of spiracles and creeping welts). According to a photo on "Bolitophilidae larvae may be easily distinquished from Mycetophilidae by well developed 3 segmented antennae and transverse broad head."

I just checked my files and this is the only picture I took of the larva. So I don't have a shot showing the broad head or the antennae.

Moved from Flies. Prominent head capsule outside of the thorax indicates Nematocera. Maybe a fungus gnat.

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