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Hydrophilid larva - Hydrochus

Hydrophilid larva - Hydrochus
New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 5, 2010
Size: ~3 mm
At least 15 of these just hatched from an egg case I found on May 31 attached to the underside of a floating leaf in a pond. What is needed to ID them further? I probably won't be able to rear them, since I'm leaving for a two-week trip in a couple of days. I guess I can leave them in a bucket of pond water and hope for the best.

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Hydrophilid larva - Hydrochus Hydrophilid larva - Hydrochus

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Hydrochus sp.
The relatively slender 8-segmented abdomen separates it from most other hydrophilid larvae.

 
Thanks!
I don't suppose there's any way to get it to species? I'm definitely happy with a genus ID, but while I've got the larvae I could try for some more detailed shots if they would add value to the guide.

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