Soldier Fly Larva!

@theartisticvet submitted:

I found this guy on my porch today, it doesn’t have a distinct face nor does it have any legs. Can you help me figure out what it is?


Soldier Fly Larva!

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They can live in the water!

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They can live on land!

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They can be tiny and live under tree bark (image above taken through a microscope)

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They wiggle!

I’m not sure, but I’m wondering if the one you found is a pupa–I had a hard time finding information about them online. They are pretty fun. Soldier flies are very diverse, and gardeners who do a lot of compost actively seek out soldier fly larvae because they are great at eating and pooping!

Sorry for THE DELAY™ but ya know
December 10, 2018