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#1 2008-06-06 01:12:15

conopid
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Diptera larvae

I peeled back some bark, photographed a nice sharp-ended dipteran larva, then it fell to the ground and I lost it! It's a poor photo, taken in poor light, but I wonder, can anyone suggest what family it may belong to?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/insectman/2554651846/

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#2 2008-06-06 19:52:46

Judy Webb
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Re: Diptera larvae

I guess Xylophagidae or Rhagionidae?  Wait for views of more experienced Dipterists!  What a pity you lost it..

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#3 2008-06-06 21:40:01

conopid
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Re: Diptera larvae

Yes - very frustrating - I searched in vain for some considerable time.


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#4 2008-06-15 23:04:56

conopid
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Re: Diptera larvae

I remembered that there are some photos of larvae in the British Soldierflies and their Allies book - the larva in my photo is clearly a Xylophagus species.

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