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beetle larva - Synchroa punctata

beetle larva - Synchroa punctata
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 4, 2007
Found under oak bark.

Moved from Synchroa Bark Beetles. Moved per request here.

Thanks Jim. I see you've found plenty of these larvae.

True enough
I've got a bunch in my fridge at the moment waiting for me to inspect them more closely (and photograph any oddballs) before putting them into rearing containers. I knew you had recorded their development (larva/pupa/adult) but your prior larva was not as yellow as this one, so I linked to my batch of yellow ones. I wonder if the color signifies different beetle species or different food species.

I haven't had time to rear many larvae this year, but it'll be interesting to see what develops from all the ones you have, if the different colored ones turn out to all be the same species or not.


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