davehuth Posted January 20, 2018 Report Share Posted January 20, 2018 Hello - I understand that a lot of people like myself (total newbies to keeping beetles) dump larvae photos here, but I promise to use this as an opportunity to learn diagnostics! I brought a piece of rotting wood into my home this winter to use as a landscaping feature in a desert Tenebrionid enclosure. While it was drying out, this larva exited and began crawling around. I put it into a container of moist millipede substrate with some extra chunks of wood. It immediately burrowed, found a chunk, and drilled into it. A couple weeks later out of curiosity I split the chunk, found it still living inside, and so added a couple more chunks and set it aside to see what might happen. If anyone has any suggestions on ID, even genus or family, I'd be very grateful! I didn't get out the calipers, but my best estimate is that it's between 1/4-inches and 1/2-inches in total length. The flash on the camera brightened the body a bit. Under normal ambient light the body was more orange/less yellow, and the head was noticeably darker than these pictures with the bright flash might suggest. Allegany County (Southwestern part of the state), NY (USA) Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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