CLOSED: what is this?

Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

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

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Minot, ND

Larva of a syrphid fly - predaceous on aphids, etc.

Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

Quote from Flapdoodle :
Larva of a syrphid fly - predaceous on aphids, etc.
thank you so much!! One more question, what is it doing in the first picture? Is it defecating?

Minot, ND

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

(Zone 7a)

How cool is that.

Tanglewilde-Thompson, WA

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


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

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