Horse Fly Larva from Canada

pond larva
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
March 31, 2011 7:30 pm
We have found a larva from our pond. It was in the outflow of the pond. The pond is just below freezing. The larca is a little more than 1 inch in length. It is segmented, white with black banding at the segments. It comes to the surface for air. Hopefully the attached pictures will help identify it. The penny is for size comparrison.
Signature: John

Horse Fly Larva

Hi John,
This is the larva of a Horse Fly.  These aquatic larvae are predatory and they feed upon small pond creatures.

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