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Ingrid Altmann
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Posted on 24-06-2022 14:03
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Hello,
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.

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Posted on 25-06-2022 18:04
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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.
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Dear Eric,
thank you for your assessment!
 
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Hello Eric,
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.
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Posted on 29-06-2022 15:24
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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)
Greetings, Eric
 
Ingrid Altmann
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Posted on 01-07-2022 09:41
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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!
 
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