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Termite? Snakefly in Virginia?

Termite? Snakefly in Virginia?
Richmond, Virginia, USA
January 11, 2009
Size: approx 1/4 inch
Small orange with red head. head is smaller than abdomen and there appear to be tiny pincers on the tail.


It is Melyridae larva
It is Melyridae larva

I said "melyrid"
the moment I saw the thumbnail :-)

Thank you for the identificat
Thank you for the identification! That makes sense considering I have seen the grown version in my backyard.

thnx -- makes sense!

beetle larva is all i can tell
wait for expert opinion (i'm also dying to know)

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