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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Hoverfly larvae?

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konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2005
5:07 PM

Post #1557195

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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imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 18, 2005
5:59 PM

Post #1557280

Me thinks you are correct: http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/hvfly.htm
jnana
South Florida, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 18, 2005
8:56 PM

Post #1557558

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

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konkreteblond
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2005
10:11 PM

Post #1557754

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.
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

June 18, 2005
11:07 PM

Post #1557822

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

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