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beetle larva

beetle larva
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 25, 2006
Size: 17mm
This one has 2 pairs of hooks on it's tail end.

Moved from Click Beetles.

Moved from Beetles.



I think this is a thorny-tail elaterid similar to Ala*us larvae, but it is morphologically like various darkling beetle larvae. I've got a lot of rearing to do before I'm ready to hang out my Beetle Larva Expert shingle ;-)

Beetle Larva Expert
you're that and fungus hunter expert. :-)
I'm trying to rear this and a few others, so maybe if I'm lucky, we'll know what this turns into.

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