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Some Crawling Things I Found - ID Request


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#1 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 8 2018 - 4:44 PM

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Found them under dead logs. The millipedes I'm familiar with, but never bothered figuring out what they are. The other "things" I assume are a beetle larva, in that case I want to keep them as they are abundant at my forest.

 

 

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#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted April 8 2018 - 4:53 PM

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Beetles for sure but I forget which they are, post at bugguide.com



#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 8 2018 - 5:00 PM

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Beetles for sure but I forget which they are, post at bugguide.com

Thanks, I'm pretty sure they are cardinal beetle larva.



#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted April 8 2018 - 5:17 PM

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Cardinal beetles are a European group. Look at cucujids.


Edited by gcsnelling, April 8 2018 - 5:19 PM.


#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 8 2018 - 5:21 PM

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Cardinal beetles are a European group. Look at cucujids.

Yea I agree, honestly it could be a number of things. I will try to keep these until they turn into beetles.



#6 Offline gcsnelling - Posted April 8 2018 - 5:39 PM

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Like I said before post on bugguide.



#7 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 10 2018 - 3:14 PM

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those are really creepy, creepy crawlies :o


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#8 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 10 2019 - 9:06 PM

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The larvae seem to be click beetle larvae, of the large predatory sort. I'm not sure, though.

 

Edit: (nvm, they're not)


Edited by Connectimyrmex, January 10 2019 - 9:09 PM.

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#9 Offline gcsnelling - Posted January 11 2019 - 3:36 AM

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Look at Family Pyrochroida



#10 Offline Guy_Fieri - Posted January 13 2019 - 9:41 PM

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I would suggest that you get some rotting wood from the log to feed the beetle larvae. I think they might cannibalize each other if they are left together without food.


Edited by Guy_Fieri, January 13 2019 - 9:59 PM.


#11 Offline Salmon - Posted January 15 2019 - 9:16 PM

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Definitely looks more like the pyrochroid genus Dendroides than like a cucujid. 

 

(Cucujus on the left, Dendroides right)

 

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Interesting that these belong to completely different superfamilies. I've seen both types of larvae and always assumed they were closely related.






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