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What kind of larva is this?
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Posted on 31-10-2008 22:47
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Richard Lewington asked me to post his photo here and inquire whether anyone knows what kind of larva it is. I am assuming it is dipteran Smile It was found quite recently (I think October) in southern England.
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Posted on 01-11-2008 09:15
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Looking in the Rotheray, Volucella inanis could be a candidate.
Pierre Duhem
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Posted on 01-11-2008 19:32
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Certainly looks just like the inanis larvae I've seen
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 01-11-2008 22:58

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Yes, it's just like the larvae identified for me last year as Volucella inanis.
Günter Schwendinger
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Posted on 29-11-2008 11:26
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Thanks everyone - I will pass that on Smile
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