Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Any ideas on this larvae ?
Posted by LordV on 05-02-2006 19:32
Found in damp leaf litter about 6mm long several of them in one place. South coast England 05/02/06.
Thanks in advance Brian V.
Posted by Andrius on 06-02-2006 08:36
What comes into my head is Stratiomyidae
(soldier flies) - thei larvae are quite similar. But lets wait for other opinions ;)
Posted by Paul Beuk on 06-02-2006 09:24
Definitely, I think it is one of the Sarginae with Microchrysa
as most likely candidates (former has the best chances I think) but I cannot rule out Sargus
or Beridinae (Beris
) on the basis of this picture.
Posted by LordV on 06-02-2006 21:22
Thanks for the replies.
Posted by Louis Boumans on 08-02-2006 02:04
Yes, I have once reared Beris
larvae that looked like this, maybe 8 mm long. Louis