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IS THIS THE LARVA OF A HOVERFLY

Observed: 28th April 2011 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Pale brown with spikes along its back. About a centimeter long. On nettles in a garden. Four of them. (On separate leaves.)
In the second photo - which end is this? Is it a view of its eyes or its rear end?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidNotton's picture

Which end is which

The fatter end with the two projections is the back, these are the posterior spiracles which are strongly sclerotised in some syrphid larvae.

Lucy Corrander's picture

Thank you so much for your

Thank you so much for your reply, David.

Lucy

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Hoverfly Larvae

Adding the Tag HOVERLARVAE will add to the Project Gallery

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To add a Tag

Enter Edit Tab > Go To DetailsTab > Scroll to Tag Details >Enter HOVERLARVAE > Save

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Lucy Corrander's picture

Have now done so.

Have now done so.

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Hoverfly Larvae

Thank You Lucy

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