Pending ID – Cecidomyiinae
#16 larva that appeared on a deck railing
Early January 2021
“Many Cecidomyiidae have orange larvae and they are the only Nematoceran without a head capsule. But they have a strange sclerite (you see the black spot on the left side near the head) which is another characteristic for this family…”
Identification and information thanks to Martin Hauser
Mid January 2021
The gall was found on the beach, at the tide line. It was sodden with sea water. When broken open the maggots crawled out, but still looked healthy despite the salt water soaking.
Identification thanks to Martin Hauser