Possible Horse Fly Larva from salt pans in France

Subject:  Salt loving bug
Geographic location of the bug:  France https://goo.gl/maps/pVi4sfjzn6F2
Date: 03/09/2018
Time: 01:08 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
Whilst on holiday in France a couple of years ago we visited the salt pans I’ve located above. Whilst there we found what we think is a beetle larvae that the salt seller told us lived in the salt. Any ideas what it is? the lady told us that they are “prehistoric”.
How you want your letter signed:  Cheers, Martin & Ruth

Fly Larva we believe

Dear Martin and Ruth,
We do not believe this is a Beetle larva.  It looks to us more like the larva of a Fly in the order Diptera, possibly a Horse Fly.  We will attempt further research on this.

Fly Larva we believe
Thanks Daniel, it does look like some of the hose fly larvae pictures, i just can’t find any references to salt loving species. This one literally lived in pure salt!!

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