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Larvae Ox C_DxO

Observed: 11th March 2012 By: Paul Holmes
Larvae Ox C_DxO
Description:

Found under the damp bark of stacked deadwood. The specimens with long tails should be recognisable?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a midge (Ceratopogonidae) interacts

Comments

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Pyrochroa?

Hi Matt,
Pyrochroa serraticornis is a common beetle in the wood but I'm wondering if these could be their larvae as the ones in the photo were only about 8mm long, although I understand what you say about the "tails" being skin moults. I shall have to keep an eye on them to see how they mature.
Thanks again,
Paul

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Larvae in Ox Close

a midge (Ceratopogonidae)
Many thanks for this i.d.
Paul.