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Arthropod discovered by Mardon (#2566)

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Observed: June 11, 2014 @ 4:45 PM
Posted on: June 11, 2014 @ 5:42 PM (diff: 0 days)
Found under some bark that I peeled off of a dead stick in a small woods. I am not 100% certain but I think that this is a fly larva; maybe from a blow fly but that part is pretty much a guess [see correction in comments below]. These larva are sometimes called maggots but that's a general term that's used rather indiscriminately and not a scientific term.

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By Barry Hicks on 6/11/2014 8:08:07 PM

Mardon,  this looks like a crane fly larva (Family Tipulidae)

By Mardon on 6/12/2014 11:22:58 AM

Thank you, Barry, for correcting my erroneous guess about the type of fly associated with this larva.  It's nice to get feedback.  I know so little about the things I photograph but I like to learn.  Thanks.  Mardon

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