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Hoverfly Larva (Syrphidae) A translucent pale green 11 mm larva with the head end appeaing flat and the other extremity showing what looked like short twin tubular structures ( ? posterior respirtory process). The inner parts of the larva appeared like a tube of blotchy brown and cream. The body of the larva was dorso-ventrally flattened with a thinner skirt like scalloped margin.<br />
Spotted on a gum tree in a regenerated tract along an urban road. Australia,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Hoverfly Larva (Syrphidae)

A translucent pale green 11 mm larva with the head end appeaing flat and the other extremity showing what looked like short twin tubular structures ( ? posterior respirtory process). The inner parts of the larva appeared like a tube of blotchy brown and cream. The body of the larva was dorso-ventrally flattened with a thinner skirt like scalloped margin.
Spotted on a gum tree in a regenerated tract along an urban road.

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  1. Nice find, Leuba. Posted one month ago
    1. I think so too Christine. Thank you. It was so small that I could have easily missed it. I will have to find the pupa next :)
      Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Oct 23, 2020. Captured Oct 12, 2020 14:02 in Lakesfield Dr, Rowville VIC 3178, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/3.7
  • 10/1600s
  • ISO64
  • 10.99mm