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Diptera?  Aquatic larvae

Diptera? Aquatic larvae
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
May 24, 2005
Size: BL~19 mm
This aquatic larva was seen in Borrego Palm Canyon. Possibly Diptera. Is it possible to get this larva to a family, possibly Syrphidae with its small "tail"?

Moved from Larvae.

Stratiomyidae: Stratiomyini
Stratiomyidae: Stratiomyini

Stratiomyidae: Stratiomyini
Thanks so much for this identification. Getting to tribe is quite helpful. Your help is much appreciated.

Moved from ID Request.

Stratiomyidae, I suspect

That's just one possibility, though. Let's see what others have to say.

Thanks so much, Ken. I looked up this family in Lehmkuhl's How to know the Aquatic insects, and it's remarkably similar, even with the tuft of hair at the tip of the abdomen.

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