Thread subject: Diptera.info :: large Nematocera pupa in tree stump

Posted by Louis Boumans on 22-04-2006 20:28
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Hi Totipotent,

It is a comforting thought that it was 'just' a coleopteran, because it died. You're right it should have emerged by now. It was going to emerge, and darkened already. Then a bunch of small coleoptera larvae that had been hiding in the substrate accompanied it. At first they seemed harmless to me, but the bastards did actually eat my pupa :o !