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jasminz
Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

November 7, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9327290

This creature that looks like a worm was in my house, very very small. Can anyone ID it?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 7, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9327327

Larva of a syrphid fly - predaceous on aphids, etc.
jasminz
Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

November 8, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9327979

[quote="Flapdoodle"]Larva of a syrphid fly - predaceous on aphids, etc.[/quote] thank you so much!! One more question, what is it doing in the first picture? Is it defecating?

Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 8, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9328332

It's not defecating, those dark objects are its spiracular plates, the external part of its respiratory system.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9328763

How cool is that.
jasminz
Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

November 9, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9329016

[quote="Flapdoodle"]It's not defecating, those dark objects are its spiracular plates, the external part of its respiratory system.[/quote]

wow, how weird and strange. Thanks for all the info!!

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