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Crane fly larvae

(Family) Tipulidae Latreille, 1802


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.


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


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

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ForestDragon 7 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. :-)

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

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