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Larvae and larval rearing

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wood with frass extrusions indicating larvae by Judy Webb

These clumps or piles of lighter wood droppings - sometimes a bit like spagetti, are characteristic of the work of Lipsothrix cranefly larvae

2008-05-13 19:29:41
Waterlogged wood in stream with larvae by Judy Webb

This is the soggy wood from a calcareous stream that I collected for the rearing of craneflies.  One can see the frass clumps on the wood surface. See next picture for close-up of frass and puparia

2008-05-13 19:26:32

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