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Unidentified Larva (from egg) - Curculionidae? I found a bunch of eggs in some very rotten wood....This photo shows the larva from one of the eggs.<br />
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The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88846/unidentified_egg.html" title="Unidentified Egg"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/88846_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1609372810&Signature=IPZBM9Hd1%2B7ftTKHqe35VawvTJ4%3D" width="200" height="152" alt="Unidentified Egg I found a bunch of these eggs in some very rotten wood. The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88845/unidentified_egg.html" title="Unidentified Egg"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/88845_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1609372810&Signature=AM%2FeP%2FBmhUflqpjqTkX9PURVcAk%3D" width="200" height="164" alt="Unidentified Egg I found a bunch of these eggs in some very rotten wood. The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
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Unidentified Larva (from egg) - Curculionidae?

I found a bunch of eggs in some very rotten wood....This photo shows the larva from one of the eggs.

The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).

Habitat: Deciduous forest

Unidentified Eggs I found a bunch of these eggs in some very rotten wood. The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88847/unidentified_larva_from_egg.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88846/unidentified_egg.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88845/unidentified_egg.html<br />
https://vimeo.com/384793063 Geotagged,United States,Winter,eggs

Unidentified Egg I found a bunch of these eggs in some very rotten wood. The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88844/unidentified_eggs.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88845/unidentified_egg.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88847/unidentified_larva_from_egg.html<br />
https://vimeo.com/384793063 Geotagged,United States,egg

Unidentified Egg I found a bunch of these eggs in some very rotten wood. The eggs were about 5 mm long and were hard - in fact, I wondered if they might be seeds at first. I took a couple home and cracked one open under my digital scope to examine the larva. It was off-white, squishy (ha!), and had little, pinching mouthparts (see video).<br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88846/unidentified_egg.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88844/unidentified_eggs.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88847/unidentified_larva_from_egg.html<br />
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https://vimeo.com/384793063 Geotagged,United States,egg


    comments (7)

  1. What a super cool little science project, Christine! The larvae looks so chubby as to almost be fully round :)
    Wish I could help with the ID, but I have no idea. Requesting external help?
    Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks, it was fun! I have it posted on a couple FB insect ID pages, in addition to Bugguide. Posted 10 months ago
      1. Oh and one more thing, is the video through the scope? Posted 10 months ago
        1. Yes, the video is through the scope! I think I can zoom in a bit further, but I'm still mostly just playing around and learning how to use it. Posted 10 months ago
          1. I took the video because I wanted to show the larva's blobiness as it moves, in addition to its adorable mouthparts opening and closing. Posted 10 months ago
  2. Hi Christine,
    maybe have a look at what small Curculionidae in the direction of 24Cionini you may have that fit the habitat. The cocoons and the legless larva remind me very much of these
    Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
    1. Interesting! I had no idea where to start with this one! Thanks for the suggestion. You're a rock star at identifying weird creatures :). Posted 10 months ago

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2020. Captured in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.