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Aug 15, 2010 3:15 PM

Larvae identification please?


Please could you help me identify this larvae?  5 were found in a container growing potatoes (unsuccessfully).


Thank you for your help.

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    Aug 15, 2010 10:04 PM (in response to plantgrower)
    Re: Larvae identification please?
    These are the larvae of a scarabaeid beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and from this image I would plump for the Rose Chafer, Cetonia aurata. These larvae will certainly have been the reason for your failed crop of spuds, but they are such beautiful beetles I reckon it is worth it - in fact I will give you a couple of quid to buy some potatoes if you put them back
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