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Are these larva? - Fannia

Are these larva? - Fannia
Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, USA
August 13, 2011
Size: 2-3mm
I found several of these living in a tin can filled with soggy cigarette butts...they appeared to be feeding on the butts somehow...

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Probably Fannia canicularis
These are probably Fannia canicularis. There are related species with undescribed larvae.

Fannia maggots
They look like those aliens that crawl into your ears in Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan. Geesh...

Moved
Moved from Fannia.

Moved
Moved from Fannia.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

So young and addicted already
So young and addicted already:)

 
hehehe, do they make a micro-
hehehe, do they make a micro-patch?

 
They are Fannia larvae, but i
They are Fannia larvae, but it is amazing that they can deal with the nicotine which was invented by plants as an insecticide.. Messes up the nervous system of the insect, but gives us a buzz (or diarrhea, or cancer)..

 
Thanks so much for the ID and
Thanks so much for the ID and funny info about nicotine!
I just got some better shots of the head/mouth area, too...might not need them in the guide, though...

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