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Tipulid larvae?
ChrisR
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Hi there - my parents found this mass of larvae in a damp mixture of moss and earth today. Any idea what they are?
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They are stratiomyids. If you have a more close up picture, then maybe we can say a little bit more.
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Could these be Bibionidae larvae?Wink
 
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No, they are strats! Pfft
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A closer photo - i hope it helps Grin
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I stand corrected and think I should humbly bow for the superious knowledge of Chen: The narrow heads I thought I could see on the first pictures are broad after all and that gives an extremely high probability that Chen is correct with his assumption of Bibionidae (grovel, grovel).
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Thanks Paul, it was just lucky guess. My experience of chasing crane fly larvae in the wild leads me to guess when mass grubs occur, they were either Bibionidae or Sciaridae, and sciarids usually have smooth, shiny bodies. So there was just one guess left. Enjoy wondering through your web!Pfft
 
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Thanks Chen ... and Paul. I rather like bibionids as a group - easy to find, easy to identify (at least as adults!) and easy to curate in a collection ... and there's only a handful of species here! Grin

As a footnote, I am not sure what their dietry requirements are, but my parents are hoping the larvae will eat all the moss on their paths Grin
 
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