Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Syrphidae larva
Posted by Ingrid Altmann on 24-06-2022 14:03
is it possible to say more to this Syrphidae larva?
I found it on June 6, 2022 on a forest path near Waldmünchen, Bavaria Germany.
Posted by Ingrid Altmann on 24-06-2022 14:04
Posted by eklans on 25-06-2022 18:04
Difficult to say as we cannot see the prp and it seems to be an earlier larva stage. I've seen a resembling one few days ago on a Juncus sp. but that was green instead of red. Both could be Episyrphus.
Posted by Ingrid Altmann on 25-06-2022 18:18
thank you for your assessment!
Posted by Ingrid Altmann on 29-06-2022 13:54
I thinks this larva, found yesterday at a forest path (near Furth im Wald, Bavaria, Germany) should be the same genus. It was sitting on a dead Aglia tau caterpillar.
Edited by Ingrid Altmann on 29-06-2022 13:55
Posted by eklans on 29-06-2022 15:24
Hi Ingrid, I agree and we can see the prp on the rear end.
Rotheray's Colour Guide says about Episyrphus:
"Prp about as long as broad and dorsal spurs absent..."
(But this is not a clear proof)
Posted by Ingrid Altmann on 01-07-2022 09:41
Thank you very much Eric!
If there were still aphids here, I would have breeded the larva.
But the ladybugs cleaned up with it. ;-)
All the best!