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Stretched larva

Stretched larva
Springfield, Virginia, USA
September 30, 2004

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This looks to me like [thumb:
This looks to me like , but I'm not an expert, and maybe there are look-alikes. But the black "stubble" seems to match. See especially this image.


Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Syrphid larva
I believe this is the larva (maggot) of a flower fly, family Syrphidae. Several genera of syrphids feed on aphids in the larval stage, and I think this is one of them. Neat!

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