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derodontus larva? - Derodontus esotericus

derodontus larva? - Derodontus esotericus
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
November 10, 2013
Similiar to this.

Moved from ID Request.

Can you give us any more information?
What is it feeding on, what size was it? Did it have urogomphi? Can't see the posterior end at all.

on a fungus
It was small, probably 1-2mm.
The same fungus was also covered by adult Derodontus beetles, which is why I'm thinking this is the larva.
The fungus can be seen in this pic (the red fungus):

Ah, interesting.
That helps. I'll look around, I have never identified larvae in this family before.

Glad to hear that
Unfortunately I didn't get any other pics (this one was actually a crop of a larger picture) so hopefully this is enough. I'll try to find a larva again in a few days; I know exactly where the log with the fungi can be found.

This one is fairly small, so perhaps it is an earlier instar.

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