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!
They can live in the water!
They can live on land!
They can be tiny and live under tree bark (image above taken through a microscope)
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