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Help identifying this creature

Post by m75219 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:50 pm

Im new to these boards i dont even know if this is the right place to ask but its as good a place as any to begin. Can anyone identify the creature is these images I dont know if its a work or a magot or something else all together.

Thanks in advance.


Thanks again.

EDIT: I had to disable links because i dont have 5 post yet so please copy and paste. If anyone believes they know enough about the subject if you could reply i could send the images direct.
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Post by Darby » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:30 pm

It looks like an insect larva, but the detail is so fuzzy that it could be a lot of things.

Under what circumstances was it found?

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Post by Beetle » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:33 am

Yes you must give us some more info. Where is it found? What region or country, in forest, medow, river shore..., when it was catched, etc...? Also try to make some better pjhotos if you can.

By what I see on this photo I would say it is aither a larva and in that case i cannot say much more or it is a female of firefly (Lampyridae). If you still have specimen look on the last two segments of the body on the underside. If it is firefly there should be lihgter and different undersurface than the rest of the segmnets.

Check in google images for some photos to compare. Note that in some species females looks the smae as male i.e. they have normal coleopterian shape.

Edit: I apologize for long link I couldnt insert the pic directly. Dunno why dont work for this link? Image

[I inserted your picture. We do not usually edit members posts if they have not broken the rules but that long link was really annoying. It wasn't working because you had attached the search page from google, not the picture link itself. MrMistery]
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Post by arian » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:19 am

it looks like Bombidae larvae but I neet teh enviorement where is it found.

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Post by arian » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:25 am

what about this? Can you identify the insect and the flower. The insect belongs to Order Coleoptera and the flower to Compositae.
Thay are taken on a rainy day on beach Area Albania

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please identify

Post by arian » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:29 am

this the photo that I wanted to attach.
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Post by bio_nerd101 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:40 pm

it's a caterpillar....duh! i mean look at it!

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Post by satrohraj » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:04 pm

looks like an insect larva for me..
Dont you have a more clear picture..?
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Post by Poison » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:39 pm

arian wrote:what about this? Can you identify the insect and the flower. The insect belongs to Order Coleoptera and the flower to Compositae.
Thay are taken on a rainy day on beach Area Albania


Insect probably belongs to Cerambycidae fam. Don't know about its sp.
And the plant can be Helianthus tuberosus. (just a guess from search)
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Post by arian » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:28 am

the plant is not helianthus tuberosus. I am in between Anthemus tincotria and Anayclus radiatus????

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Post by Beetle » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:47 am

arian wrote:Insect probably belongs to Cerambycidae fam. Don't know about its sp.
And the plant can be Helianthus tuberosus. (just a guess from search)


No, I would say its not Cerabmycidae though its a bit strange angle of photo but it`s family Oedomeridae which are very similar to Cerambycidae. Dont know about the plant.
Oedemeridae

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Post by Beetle » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:57 am

bio_nerd101 wrote:it's a caterpillar....duh! i mean look at it!


Its not the catepillar. As I recall insect larvas dont have large antennae and this specmen in photo has very visible ones. Also catepillars are more round and cilindrical bodied rather than distincly segmented and flat like this one. And for the same reasons I would rule out Bombidae larvae.
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