help identifying mystery larvae
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:54:43 PDT
Tough to say if they have legs or not.  But I see what appears to be a dark head capsule.  If so, they aren't flies. 

A question:  Were they that wet/moist when you found them?  Or did you tidy them up for the photo shoot?

in Portland, OR



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From: David Pilling <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 8:16 am
Subject: [pbs] help identifying mystery larvae


I was replanting lily bulbs yesterday when I noticed some larvae 
apparently nibbling at them, see this photo:

I'd be grateful if anyone knows what they are. The 1 pound coin they are 
crawling on is around an inch in diameter. Too big for fungus gnats and 
vine weevil look different. They are dark brown to black.

David Pilling


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