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Hoverfly Larvae

Observed: 13th April 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Larvae 13.4.11.Pilgrims Way
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Description:

Larvae seen crawling over dog rose from living room window. Took a few pics but the camera had trouble focusing on something so small, that and it was raining.They are mm big, translucent in the main but with some reddish bits inside and a bird poop like effect on the back
Wondering if they might be the starting stages of sawfly larvae as we get large amounts of Rose Sawfly in the summer.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Hoverfly larva (Syrphus sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Rob18's picture

does look like the hoverfly

does look like the hoverfly larvae i found... you should put it in a pot and see what it turns into :)

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