CLOSED: Hoverfly larvae?

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Since I can NOT get into the Garden Foes forum (???) I am asking this here. I was going to spray the aphids off my milkweed but see these little guys. Nothing is ever there unless it's eating the aphids, so I am assuming it's a hoverfly larve. I've slept since last year and forgot what they looked like.

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Gordonville, TX(Zone 7b)

Me thinks you are correct: http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/hvfly.htm

South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

Don't get rid of those, they are ladybugs larvae.
http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/predators/ladybintro.html

This message was edited Jun 18, 2005 4:56 PM

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Nope, ladybug larvae are black and red. Thanks tho! I know what they look like, but unfortunately haven't seen any in about a month. These are tiny little sluglike looking caterpillar thingies. lol I am 99% sure they are hoverfly larvae. I have them every year on my Swamp milkweed. I do now, but the ones on the milkweed aren't as green. Maybe I'll try posting on the Garden Foes forum again to see if Night_Bloom can confirm.

Manhattan Beach, CA(Zone 11)

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN342

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