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Larva syrphidae ?
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Posted on 01-11-2004 16:15

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I see this larva on plants in mountain on june.
it is syrphidae larva ?
Gerard Pennards
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To be really short: YES, it is!Grin
Typical are the 2 spines at the end of the body, on this photo visible on the left!
Edited by Gerard Pennards on 01-11-2004 16:24
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Posted on 01-11-2004 16:31
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Am I far of in suggesting that this is a Paragus larva?

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Posted on 01-11-2004 21:42
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No, I don't think you are so far off, it depends a little bit on the size of the larva.
If it is a quite big larva, it could be something like a Leucozona larva, if it is small, it could be Paragus as well, although I think the setae on the body of a Paragus are relatively bigger!.
Characteristics are not clearly visible on this picture, especially on the back side of the larva.
For Leucozona, at the back side of the larva should be 2 pairs of setae on short papillae, for Paragus there should be a row of 4 setae at the tip of the anal segment!
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Posted on 02-11-2004 14:06

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Thanks for your answers, the size was about 15mm
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Posted on 02-11-2004 14:28

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I don't think it's a Leucozona, because then the lateral margins should not be as serrate as they are in this specimen. Didea seems more probable to me.
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