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Larva? - Meracantha contracta

Larva? - Meracantha contracta
Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania, USA
September 30, 2004
This was found in a rotting log. I'm guessing a larva of some kind, but does anyone know?

Moved from Meracantha.

Moved from Darkling Beetles.

Meracantha sp. (Tenebrionidae
Meracantha sp. (Tenebrionidae)

Moved from Beetles.

I think this is a tenebrionid because of its down-turned mouth parts.

moved to Coleoptera.

Much of this image is in shadow, but it is definitely a Coleoptera larva, most likely an elaterid (click beetle), or tenebrionid (darkling beetle) larva. Click beetle larvae are known as "wireworms." Hope another expert can confirm which family this is.

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