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Crane fly larvae

(Family) Tipulidae Latreille, 1802

Description:

Crane flies are found worldwide, though individual species usually have limited ranges. They are most diverse in the tropics, and are also common in northern latitudes and high elevations.

Habitat:

Aquatic worm that is found in muddy or sandy creek beds.

Notes:

One end has mouthparts the other has four little finger looking prongs. It looks like an underwater Caterpillar.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

This creature is the larva of a type of fly. It is likely a crane fly larva, though I am not sure which species. I have moved this to the Arthropods section for you. Check out scientific Infraorder Tipulomorpha. :-)

dane.a.hep
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dane.a.hep

Spotted on Apr 15, 2015
Submitted on May 1, 2015

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