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YELLOW LARVA ON UNDERSIDE OF FALLEN SYCAMORE LEAVES

Observed: 25th October 2009 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
UNKNOWWN LARVA UNDER SYCAMORE LEAVES
Description:

Yellow larva about 12-15mm long on underside of fallen sycamore leaves

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

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After looking at these photos

After looking at these photos and researching a little bit I would agree with your ident on this larva incidentally they are from the Diptera family.

Jo

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Martin Harvey's picture

hoverfly larvae

Agree with the others that these are hoverfly larvae. Just to be pedantic, "Syrphidae" is the family to which hoverflies belong, and "Diptera" is the order containing all the fly families, including Syrphidae. Just about all family names for insects end in "-idae" (I can't think of any excpetions to that rule).

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Hoverfly Larvae

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