What are these?
May 28, 2009
Found two clumps of hundreds of these creatures outside on my patio, all moving together in the same general direction. They’re slimy, slippery…almost slug-like, but appear to be larvae of some sort.
Charlotte, North Carolina
We apologize for the lengthy delay. We are trying to respond to some of our long overdue unanswered requests. These are Fungus Gnat Larvae. The Hydro Gardens website has some information. You can also see a matching photo from Alaska on the Social Caterpillar website of Cortland faculty. BugGuide also has a posting discussing the aggregations of the larvae of Dark Winged Fungus Gnats in the family Sciaridae.