Calling All Entomologists - What is this worm ?

What is this thing ? Post a pic or a description and we will track it down.
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Calling All Entomologists - What is this worm ?

Postby RichFrye » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:15 pm

I have found a number of these both in a pum viv's film cups and a terribilis water feature. Seems to be some sort of larva. I'd love to know what it is and what it is all about. In other words, is it harmful?
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Postby chuckpowell » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:02 pm

Its some sort of Diptera larva (flies, gnats, and midges). No tell what species. Probably won't harm the frogs - plants might be another matter.

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Postby RichFrye » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:12 pm

Thanks Chuck. It was IDed as a 'moth fly' or 'filter fly', Clogmia albipunctata.
They bug the crap out of me, but don't seem to bother the viv or frogs. The larva do get into deposit cans and such , which I don't like at all.

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