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Aphids and friend - Aphidoletes

Aphids and friend - Aphidoletes
Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 23, 2009
Size: 2 mm (larva)
On Chicory. Is the red thing a predatory fly larva? Syrphidae?

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I'm still not an expert
But yes, I would say it is a fly larva. Here is a similar one that I photographed:



Nice images!

 
Definitely a fly,
though I am much more inclined to say it is Aphidoletes aphidimyza. Based on my experience, the mostly opaque bright orange color along with the lighter bands (for lack of a better term) on the lateral edges is A. aphidimyza. BugGuide has some info, but there is a good deal more here.

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