Candlesnuff's picture

I have no idea what this is!

Observed: 19th May 2010 By: CandlesnuffCandlesnuff’s reputation in InvertebratesCandlesnuff’s reputation in InvertebratesCandlesnuff’s reputation in Invertebrates
No idea!
Description:

Found ammongst some leaf litter which I was preparing for my beetle tank! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZzHv6jV43c&feature=youtu.be

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Refugee's picture

Woodlouse/Centipede?

I have tried add ID and pasted them across and nothing looks right ti me. I do think it is a juvenile centipede however the bit where the jaws should be looks a bit vague. Otherwise it could be a juvenile woodlouse.
We will have to wait for an expert.

Refugee

Candlesnuff's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

Candlesnuff's picture

I'm glad it's not just me

I'm glad it's not just me that's a bit confused! I didn't have a great camera then so unfortunatly don't have a better picture. I'm pretty sure I have a video of it moving somewhere as I remember it had an intersting movement. I might upload it to Youtube if I can find it then post the link!

Refugee's picture

Maggot

It is walking like a maggot. Now that is making me think even more about a juvenile of some kind.

Refugee

Candlesnuff's picture

Yeah - it was kind of sucking

Yeah - it was kind of sucking on to the surface with its mouth then pulling itself along. Where's the expert! It's probably something really obvious and unexciting!

miked's picture

Its not a woodlouse. Perhaps

Its not a woodlouse. Perhaps a beetle larva or some other kind of larva.

Candlesnuff's picture

Some kind of larvae I think!

Some kind of larvae I think! I should have kept it an observed what it turned into!

Refugee's picture

Not the green one

This could be a brown species By the looks of what i got up on google. Tip:- search Latin and Beetle or it comes up with rubbish.
It looks much more like it apart from the length of the "neck". We are getting there!

Refugee

Refugee's picture

We are homing in...

Fannia looks more like it. The head looks more of a match...

Refugee

Candlesnuff's picture

Haha, definitly looks a bit

Haha, definitly looks a bit more like that, and it was it the right sort of habitat to be that! Not sure how David can tell where the spiracles are looking at the photo! In the other pictures of the lesser house fly that have come up now, it doesn't look like it has the odd stretchy neck thing!

Refugee's picture

Most do

Most blowfly maggots to to some extent stretch there necks. We are getting closer now.

Refugee

DavidNotton's picture

spiracles

at the posterior (right hand end) the brown patch with the two light patches in. Helps if you've seen one before.

Candlesnuff's picture

I never have! Shame I didn't

I never have! Shame I didn't have a better camera back then. Spiracles on my pet beetles are definitly obvious as they are a rather large Scarabaeidae!