Thread subject: :: 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 and Chloromyia as most likely candidates (former has the best chances I think) but I cannot rule out Sargus or Beridinae (Beris or Chorisops) on the basis of this picture.

Posted by LordV on 06-02-2006 21:22

Thanks for the replies.
Brian V.

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