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Beetle Larva

Beetle Larva
Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
January 20, 2006
Size: 11mm
Found under bark on a dead log.

Moved from Click Beetles.

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

This is an Elaterid larva
. . . note the prognathous, flattened head.

hooks are found in members of both families - more often in elateridae.

regards, Boris

The two up-curved hooks at tail end tell me this is some type of darkling beetle larva.

I hereby retract this opinion about the tail hooks.
Furthermore, I had one of these dark-colored, somewhat flattened elaterids attack a ceram*bycid larva in the same container. Unfortunately I seperated them before I thought of capturing some action images. The cer*ambycid died anyway.

Darkling beetle
You identified another one last year for me, I'll have to remember the hooks next time. Thanks Jim.

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