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xylophagidae - Xylophagus

xylophagidae - Xylophagus
Oakland, Maryland, USA
November 7, 2013
Size: 4.9 mm
I believe this belongs to the xylophagidae family? Anyone know genius or species? This was found underneath bark from a scarlet oak.

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Xylophagidae: Xylophagus sp.
Xylophagidae: Xylophagus sp.

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Key to Xylophagidae larvae
I can't confirm ID, but I can offer this key to larvae of Xylophagidae from Manual of Nearctic Diptera (volume 1, page 492):

1. Head capsule at least three times as long as broad. Thoracic segments with sclerotized plates dorsally. → 2
    Head capsule not more than twice as long as broad. Thoracic segments not sclerotized dorsally → Coenomyia

2. Sclerotization of prothorax in form of amoeba-shaped plates. → Rachicerus
    Sclerotized area of prothorax not divided into amoeba-shaped plates → Xylophaga

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