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Anatis larva, day 3 - Anatis labiculata

Anatis larva, day 3 - Anatis labiculata
Manayunk, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 16, 2012
Size: 15mm
The larva grew another 2mm in length in the past day. It's getting ready either to molt or pupate, depending on which instar it is; notice the tightly-stretched pale areas in the center of the abdomen. It's starting to move stiffly, and the abdomen tends to curve when it is at rest, so I think it may be preparing to pupate (which would make it a 4th instar). I'll know tomorrow!

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