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What larva is this?
Andre Jas
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Posted on 04-10-2004 11:40
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Hello to all,

I'm new to this forum, but I have a question I've asked the Birdforum members.
Does anyone know what diptera this larva belongs to? They told me it's no of a sawfly. It was filmed in the Camargue (france) in september on a hot day on a dry road, so it's possible that the color derives from the fact that it's covered with dust. I don't know.

Anyone want to give it a shot?

Thanks in advance,

Andr? Jas
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 05-10-2004 23:06
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Hoi Andre,
To my opinion this is a larva from a member of the Stratiomyidae, these are the so called soldierflies.
I must say that I am not 100 percent sure, but there are members of the genus Stratiomys who have larva that look like this.
I can't tell you what species it is, maybe somebody else has an idea!
Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 06-10-2004 09:49
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I'll second Gerard's opinion: it is a Stratiomyid larva. Larvae of this type are usually aquatic, but can survive long times (perhaps even a year) in drier conditions, and leave water for pupation.
Andre Jas
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Posted on 07-10-2004 13:24
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Bedankt Gerard and thanks to Kahis.

Gerard Pennards
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Posted on 15-10-2004 14:04
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Thank you Kahis for your support!
Look at this site!!

Gerard Pennards
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