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Massachusetts and Vermont in 2006

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More larvae:
This is another view of the long, whitish-transparent Metriocnemus knabi larvae inside the pitchers. Notice how the pitcher fluid, especially near the base, is opaque with nasty gunk. Ychh.

Immediately above the longest larva is another pallid, hook-shaped creature terminating with a large lump on its left end. Do you see it? It is clearly different. It is a larval mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii, in its late stages of development.

At least, that is what I think. I welcome corrections from entomological geeks.

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©Barry Rice, 2005