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Syrphid Fly Larva

Description:

Small larva with varying shades of gray, white and tan. Sparse bristles. Somewhat resembles a caterpillar or slug. Predatory, feeds on small, soft bodied insects like aphids. Subfamily Syrphinae.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard garden, on a Rose of Sharon that was infested with aphids.

Notes:

Different looking syrphid larva than ones I have seen previously.


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New York, USA

Lat: 40.78, Long: -73.20

Spotted on Jun 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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