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Unidentified Larva - Diptera? I found this little squirmy fella under a log in a mixed forest. It was anchored to a stick with silk. It was mostly translucent with a reddish &quot;stripe&quot;, which may have just been the digestive tract. It also *may* have had some headgear, but I didn&#039;t get a good look because as soon as I touched it, it curled up in the position seen in this photo. It clearly didn&#039;t like me, so I snapped a couple shots and put it back under the log.<br />
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I suspect that it could be a nematode. Or, perhaps a fungus gnat larva (Mycetophilidae) because of the silk attaching it to the stick. Maybe a planarian as well.<br />
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Habitat: Mixed forest<br />
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I found this little squirmy fella under a log in a mixed forest. It was anchored to a stick with silk. It was mostly translucent with a reddish &quot;stripe&quot;, which may have just been the digestive tract. It also *may* have had some headgear, but I didn&#039;t get a good look because as soon as I touched it, it curled up in the position seen in this photo. It clearly didn&#039;t like me, so I snapped a couple shots and put it back under the log.<br />
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I suspect that it could be a nematode. Or, perhaps a fungus gnat larva (Mycetophilidae) because of the silk attaching it to the stick. Maybe a planarian as well.<br />
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Habitat: Mixed forest<br />
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Unidentified Larva - Diptera?

I found this little squirmy fella under a log in a mixed forest. It was anchored to a stick with silk. It was mostly translucent with a reddish "stripe", which may have just been the digestive tract. It also *may* have had some headgear, but I didn't get a good look because as soon as I touched it, it curled up in the position seen in this photo. It clearly didn't like me, so I snapped a couple shots and put it back under the log.

I suspect that it could be a nematode. Or, perhaps a fungus gnat larva (Mycetophilidae) because of the silk attaching it to the stick. Maybe a planarian as well.

Habitat: Mixed forest

Unidentified Larva - Diptera *I think this is the head end<br />
<br />
I found this little squirmy fella under a log in a mixed forest. It was anchored to a stick with silk. It was mostly translucent with a reddish "stripe", which may have just been the digestive tract. It also *may* have had some headgear, but I didn't get a good look because as soon as I touched it, it curled up in the position seen in this photo. It clearly didn't like me, so I snapped a couple shots and put it back under the log.<br />
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I suspect that it could be a nematode. Or, perhaps a fungus gnat larva (Mycetophilidae) because of the silk attaching it to the stick. Maybe a planarian as well.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Mixed forest<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88852/unidentified_creature.html Geotagged,United States,Winter,diptera,larva

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2020. Captured Jan 12, 2020 13:20 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm