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Larva with 'pincers' - Schizotus cervicalis

Larva with 'pincers' - Schizotus cervicalis
The Narrows Provincial Recreation Area, Alberta, Canada
May 16, 2010
Found under bark of fallen aspen

Moved from Dendroides.

Schizotus cervicalis
You can't be more specific than that! Thanks!

Schizotus cervicalis Newman
The color is a bit off (typically a bit more greenish-brown) but the shape of the 8th abdominal segment and the strongly, evenly, curved urogomphi leave no doubt: the transcontinental pyrochroine, Schizotus cervicalis Newman.

you're right to parenthesize 'pincers': those are in one solid piece, no moving parts -- more like a cupholder. i'll ask Dr Young to check the larva and give a sp. name

Moved from ID Request.

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