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Photo#931371
limacodid vs lycaenid on rose leaf

limacodid vs lycaenid on rose leaf
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 3, 2014
Size: 3 mm
Quiescent larva on top surface of leaf of a cultivated rose bush in Bartram's Garden, Philadelphia. The protuberant structures near the head did not extend or retract.

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Looks more like a Syrphid to me...


Were there aphids in the vicinity?

 
Possible syrphid
Thank you! Your reference photo is a close match. I saw no aphids, but the larva in my photo must be a syrphid.

 
Definitely
Those two fused posterior spiracles (The two tubes sticking out the end) are a distinct characteristic of Syrphidae larvae.

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