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Old 01-31-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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amphibious caterpillar?

This came with some Fanwort. Anyone seen one before?


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Old 01-31-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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Need a better picture - could be a lot of different types of nymphs.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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Might be some kind of water beetle larva.
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Yeah i need a macro lens. Definitely looks and moves like a caterpillar.
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if it moves lke a catipillar and doesn't have legs its probably a fly larvae. There are many of flies with aquatic larvae. Keep it away from your fish. Almost everything that looks like what you have there is carnivorous and predatory.
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Yeah I took it out of the tank just going to keep it and see what it turns into.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:49 AM   #7
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It COULD be a dragonfly larva. I got some water lettuce and pulled several of something similar off. Then a couple months later was watching a documentary and saw dragonfly larva and thought that it looked just like the caterpillars I got rid of
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How do you get rid of the larvae on the plants
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