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Photo#997974
Unknown bug

Unknown bug
Nellysford, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
September 18, 2014
Size: about one inch
I post a photo yesterday and was asked to post a photo showing another view, and I don't know how to add an image to the reply, so I am posting this as a new image. any idea as to what these bugs are?

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Unknown bug Unknown bug

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

I'm also trying to ID these
as I posted an image of one this week too, which I took at South River Falls in Shenandoah National Park. Having done some more browsing the closest I can find is the larger elm leaf beetle but I'm still not 100%.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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Nevermind, someone has already posted.

Chrysomelids?
These might be chrysomelid beetle larvae, perhaps something in Galerucinae, as seen here.

I took the liberty of linking your images...
...on the assumption that they depict the same group of individuals.

Thank you
This will definitely help with IDing.
To add an image to your previous image, you go to the orginal picture. Bellow the picture is a button that says "Add image." Click on that, and then fill out the information just like you did to add the first image.

 
Hmmm...
I'm kind of leaning toward some kind of millipede larva. That would explain the round shape, and the accordion-like body. Any chance you could keep one of them and see what it turns into?

 
unknown bugs
Keeping one to see what it turns out to be will not be practical. We live in a heavily wooded area, and since they are next to our house, I need to find out if we need to call an exterminator. If they are harmless and don't come into our house, I would like to leave them alone.

 
They're beetle larvae.
With luck, the experts will be able to tell us more.

 
Ahhh...
You were trying to see if I could guess, huh? :) I was thinking that was the other possibility. I guess I was just hoping it was a millipede, cause I think millipedes are cool! That's just me being a bug nerd. I surrender. :D

 
if you
were to put millipede in search and look at the life cycle you would see they simply get bigger they don't change appearance much. you can educate yourself here just by digging thur the 100s of thousands of photos, and reading the tabs! for example here is millipedeshttp://bugguide.net/node/view/37

 
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if you
were to put millipede in search and look at the life cycle you would see they simply get bigger they don't change appearance much. you can educate yourself here just by digging thur the 100s of thousands of photos, and reading the tabs!

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