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Leaf litter critters?

Observed: 27th October 2011 By: Gingertree72Gingertree72’s reputation in InvertebratesGingertree72’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Squirming writhing mass of leaf litter critters

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Bibionidae?

Thanks for that. The photos on EOL show more spikey larvae - apart from that it fits. I'd not seen this before, quite something! It helped having younger eyes nearer the ground i.e. 2-7 year olds!

I certainly know about St Mark's flies having identified them in my early teens in the lanes of West Cornwall - not great when cycling through them at speed!