At 09:21 PM 3/12/03 -0800, Rob wrote: None of them made it to maturity so I have no idea >if they were moth, beetle or some other larvae. Lepidopteran larvae are usually distinctive: they have 6 ocelli on each side of the head, 3 pairs of thoracic legs and usually 5 pairs of prolegs on abdominal segments 3-6 and 10. The prolegs are fleshier and stumpier than the thoracic legs, with a number of tiny hooks called crochets. Sawfly larvae also have larval prolegs (more than 5 pair), but I do not believe they are common in other insect orders. Paul Talbert Hillman City, Seattle firstname.lastname@example.org
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