Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#480020
Soft-winged Flower Beetles (Melyridae) Larva

Soft-winged Flower Beetles (Melyridae) Larva
Big Basin HQ area, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
November 28, 2010
Size: 10-15mm
This is smaller then the 2 confirmed snakefly's I've submitted

Images of this individual: tag all
Soft-winged Flower Beetles (Melyridae) Larva Soft-winged Flower Beetles (Melyridae) Larva Soft-winged Flower Beetles (Melyridae) Larva

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

cantharid
organism size should be indicated in mm, to be comparable to data provided in ref. literature

 
Nope, Cantharids don't have urogomphi
I'd say Melyrid, compare

Cantharid: Melyrid:

 
done
converted to mm, thanks.

Beetle larva, I think.
I won't attempt to take it further than that, but I'm sure the experts will chime in before too long.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.