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Fly larva?

Fly larva?
Camden County, New Jersey, USA
August 17, 2009

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Fly larva? Fly larva? Fly larva?

Here's an Ocyptamus fuscipenn
Here's an Ocyptamus fuscipennis larva that looks very similar:


Moved from Unidentified Larvae and Puparia.
Not necessarily Syrphini they may belong to a different subfamily of Syrphidae. Let us keep them here for now.

Subfamily Syrphinae has the only free-range larvae. The other subfamilies live in things (mud, water, ant nests, rotting logs, ...) rather than on plants.

Moved from ID Request.

Syrphid larva
I agree with syrphid larva. Don't know what kind though. Were there any aphids nearby?

It's been a while since I took the photos, so I'm not sure.

It has the general look
of a syrphid larva--down to the two little "tailpipes" on the end:

Can't say for certain that's what it is, though...

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