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Soldierfly larva (Stratiomydae)

Observed: 3rd May 2013 By: shurick88shurick88’s reputation in Invertebratesshurick88’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Fished this "creature" out of the water in the wetlands.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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comparison

Yours is quite similar to the one shown here:
http://www.diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=40617&pid=178346

For more on the adult flies that will develop from these type of larvae see:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/collections/72157632885395920/

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