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Photo#69374
yellow beetle larva - Cimbex americanus

yellow beetle larva - Cimbex americanus
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
August 7, 2006
Size: approx. 1.25"
I found it lying on the sidewalk in my neighborhood. The striking yellow color with black spiracles, eyes and dorsal stripe caught my attention. I think it is in the scarab family. I'll try to keep it alive until adulthood, any suggestions?

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Moved
Moved from Elm sawfly.

Aww!
This is a Elm Sawfly Lava, i used to have one,called Alien.
He liked biscuits, but he had a Fruit diet sometimes... ;p
I had alot of fun with him, though he died last year so im still sad now-and-then :(

Cimbicidae
I have the feeling you are in the wrong order! I think this could be the giant larvae of a Sawfly genus Cimbex. When it is crawling around, it looks for a pupation site, so keep it in a box with some sand and bark, well ventilated, and you might be able to see how the adult insect looks like... nice find... never saw them in nature..

 
well, I did find it near the
well, I did find it near the base of an elm tree...

 
So it might be Cimbex america
So it might be Cimbex americana, the Elm sawfly...

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