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Photo#974302
Unknown Larva on Cattail

Unknown Larva on Cattail
Renton, King County, Washington, USA
August 2, 2014
This image is one that was moving around, and did not have the cap/head feature present on the primary image I normally see on these (if the same thing) - only always outwardly appearing inactive when I do see them with the cap/head feature.

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Unknown Larva on Cattail Unknown Larva on Cattail

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

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Moved from ID Request.

Syrphid larva
I agree that this is a syrphid larva (as Bob suggested elsewhere). I'm perplexed by the bug in the other photo, and would be interested in seeing other examples.

 
Other Bug
Thanks for the further input Charley. Here was a separate post of the parasitoid wasp, not specifically identified beyond it's host choice it appears:

Parasitoid of aphidophagous Syrphidae

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The context of this image needs to be referenced:

 
This appears to have been inc
This appears to have been included with a better shot of the parasitoid wasp, although it's not identified beyond its choice of hosts it appears:

Parasitoid of aphidophagous Syrphidae

 
Identifications on BugGuide
Sometimes BugGuide editors make identifications by moving photos to the right place in the guide, without stating the identification in the comment. If you look at the chain of nested hyperlinks above your photo of the parasitoid wasp, you'll see that Bob identified it as an ichneumon wasp in the subfamily Diplazontinae. To learn more about that subfamily, you can click on the Diplazontinae link.

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