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Stratiomyidae larva
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Posted on 02-01-2024 10:44

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Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 26/12/2023
Altitude : NR - Taille : 7-8 mm
Réf. : 335287
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 26/12/2023
Altitude : NR - Taille : 7-8 mm
Réf. : 335288

I found this Stratiomyidae larva in my garden in Lille (France) at the end of December.
Could it be a larva of the species Chloromyia formosa, a species that I often see flying around my garden ?
In the photos the larva is first extending then contracting for its crawling movement. Can the appearance of the anal segment correspond to the species mentioned ?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Posted on 02-01-2024 12:38

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My first impression based on colouration is that you are correct.
The anal segment is, unfortunately, not razor-sharp.

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Posted on 02-01-2024 17:03

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Thank you very much, Theo, for your answer !
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