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Fanniidae Larva (Fly)

Fannia sp.

Description:

Misidentified by me as a Tortoise Beetle Larva. It turns out that this is a Fly larva from Family Fanniidae.

Habitat:

Backyard under a wood plank.

Notes:

It looks just like this one from Bugguide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/379869/bgi... That would explain why I couldn't find a Tortoise Beetle larva that matched.

No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon a year ago

Keith, no, definately a Fannia fly larva. See here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/739554

Black Soldier Fly larvae look a bit different. They are larger, don't have those feathery projections on the edges and don't have legs. Fanniidae larvae do have legs.

Black Soldier Fly larva: http://bugguide.net/node/view/197736

keithp2012
keithp2012 a year ago

Black soldier fly larva?

ForestDragon
ForestDragon a year ago

Updated ID of this creature.

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Interesante

New York, USA

Lat: 40.73, Long: -73.25

Spotted on Jul 2, 2010
Submitted on May 2, 2012

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