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Cucujus clavipes  Larva - Red Flat Bark Beetle

Cucujus clavipes Larva - Red Flat Bark Beetle
Creighton, Northern, Saskatchewan, Canada
May 28, 2011
Size: 10mm
This larva was under the bark right where I found I'm thinking it is is Cucujus clavipes. What do you think??

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Interesting one!
With those reduced legs and exerted head capsule I think Melandryidae, but I'm not positive and we don't have many pics on the guide to compare it to.


 
Darren Pollock says:
"my first impression is that of a cerambycid (lamiine?)... something about that very wide and short head capsule.... and the short legs. Yep, that's my final answer...!"

 
Ah that makes sense :)
It does have creeping welts, I don't think Melandryidae have those.

 
A first
for the guide! Great! It was about 10mm long. I will edit to include that

Thanks!

definitely coleopteran, but no relation to Cucujus
...which is shown here:

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