A Maggoty Affair

Another day of melting, the light dreary, the temperature warm. In the afternoon, I took a short walk to the woods at Lashbrook Park. As I approached the woods, I could hear a male Cardinal singing somewhere high in the tree tops, celebrating the spring-like weather.

I peeked beneath the loose bark on several downed trees, hoping to find a bright red bark beetle. Instead, I uncovered a variety of fly larvae and pupae, a real maggoty affair. The biggest larvae (20mm and 30mm) were Crane Flies. The others, some as small as 2mm, I have no idea what they might be. Several have been kept for rearing, so with any luck they might be identified when they emerge as adults.

Publicado por scottking scottking, 12 de febrero de 2017

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Típulas, Zancudos Gigantes Y Parientes (Infraorden Tipulomorpha)

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 04:07 PM CST

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Crane Fly, larva
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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Zancudos Gigantes Y Parientes (Familia Tipulidae)

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 04:05 PM CST

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Crane Fly, larva
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 04:04 PM CST

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Fly, larva
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 03:09 PM CST

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Fly, pupae
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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Saúco Rojo (Sambucus racemosa)

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 02:58 PM CST

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Elderberry, winter buds
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 02:51 PM CST

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Fly, larvae
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 02:49 PM CST

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Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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scottking

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Febrero 11, 2017 02:40 PM CST

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Clown Beetle, larvae
Lashbrook Park
Northfield, Minnesota

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