Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Larvae id

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Peru leaf larvae
Peru leaf larvae  
Can you id this larvae from Peru
Our entomology group on FB is still searching for an answer.

Someone suggested maybe a fly that parasitized a scale insect as he was unfamiliar with a larval that could build such a sac.

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Hi Shirley
As you have discovered ot is very to difficult to identify maggots and I am sure this a fly maggot. They only thing I can suggest if tis still alive is to put in a closed container and let it complete it's life cycle. The adult will be  easier to identify

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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