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beetle larva

beetle larva
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 25, 2006
Size: 14mm

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Boris Bueche says it's not an Elaterid, but a tenebrionid larva.

The more I learn,
the more I find out I don't know what I thought I knew. I wonder which teneb it is.

Some elaterids like Ala*us have a thorny posterior that could conceivably be confused with another family, but most click beetle larvae seem to come to a smooth point like this one's.

Thanks Jim
I'm surprised you're not out peeling bark.

I did a little of that yesterday. I've got tax forms to fill out but here I am on bugguide!! Plus, I've got gobs of larvae, pupae and imagos to photograph, process and load here.

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