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Insect ID challenge - don't watch when eat!

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I know you guys love ID challenges so I have something extremly hard today for you!

 

 

I found it today on my floor (in Poland), in whole kitchen around (4 metres and more near my desk in room), but large group focused in one place at 1,5 metre, it's about 0,5cm long, brown/red with ecru color larva. Where did it come from, what is it?!

 

 

 

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Can I eat this? :D

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Look like blow fly pupa - so could be Blue bottle or similar. Easiest way to ID is put in a jar and wait...

 

I would look to either your bin or something dead in the vicinity of the pupa.....

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Yes, probably bluebottle maggots or similar. The finding place would perhaps suggest cockroach or meal worm, but they don't quite look like this.

 

As Geoff said, look for something dead......

 

- everything can be eaten, but the result may be unwanted. If so, more suitable as bait for fishing... :)

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You are really amazing, I was sure it will take time and effort but surprised - you know everything?! :D

 

No I'm finding it everywhere in the house... Lol, so small animal and so much work ;)

 

Thank you!

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Probably comes from the corpse buried under your floor.

 

 

 

I don't think it's possible... I live on 3rd floor in block of flats, I keep cleaning all the time and floor is cement with parquet floor. No mouses (mices?) or other animals at home. Only spiders which we keep at home so they could eat any flies ;) This time spiders didn't do their work well! :angry:

Can the fly put eggs into old dry bread? I gather it for hens and horses agains throwing away to dust bin. It was near the nest of flies... but it's dry :rolleyes:

 

Time to go fishing, I'd say.

 

 

Yep, same I thought. I often used them when living in Masuria Lake District, worked great! ;)

These pupaes reminded me one scary situation... Few years ago I was raising tarantula and kept larves in plastic box in fridge. Once I've found that all the larves changed to flies... Brrr! :wacko:

 

Oh, "pupa" has some meaning in Polish language ;)

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 - better check the well-being of your neighbours.

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I've eaten silkworm pupa in Vietnam . . . but the color was lighter than these. This was not a menu choice on my part.

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Definitely fly lavae and pupae - get rid of them now before they hatch. (also, plural of mouse = mice - quick English lesson in return for teaching me a new Polish word!) 

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"No mouses (mices?) or other animals at home."

 

one mouse (singular form)

 

two mice (plural)

 

i.e. No mice in the house.

 

English spellings can be very frustrating, Arletta. Good luck.

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When something goes wrong in Italian, they blame Dante Alighieri. Whom do we blame for the oddnesses in modern English? Like mice or mouses for those computer tools. 

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Wow, thanks! I never thought I will get so much helping answers! :D Looks like I need to get back to English elements to remind most easy things from beginning of learning...

Thanks a lot, really appreciate :)

 

 

- better check the well-being of your neighbours.

You might be right... Lately it doesn't smell too good in/ on/ at (? ech) the stairway :huh:  To tell the truth... here we have no idea who lives behind next door (s?)...

 

 

English spellings can be very frustrating, Arletta. Good luck.

Oh yeah? Try learn Polish! Even we are often confused :P

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- better check the well-being of your neighbours.

You might be right... Lately it doesn't smell too good in/ on/ at (? ech) the stairway :huh:  To tell the truth... here we have no idea who lives behind next door (s?)...

 

 

 

Perhaps you should contact the caretaker or property management in this respect, just in case.

 

As another foreign speaker of English I'd say 'on the stairway' - but this doesn't seem so important right now.

 

Niels

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When something goes wrong in Italian, they blame Dante Alighieri. Whom do we blame for the oddnesses in modern English? Like mice or mouses for those computer tools. 

 

The Anglo-Saxons, the French, Chaucer, the Internet, perhaps even Richard Nixon (Why not?). B)

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When something goes wrong in Italian, they blame Dante Alighieri. Whom do we blame for the oddnesses in modern English? Like mice or mouses for those computer tools. 

 

The Anglo-Saxons, the French, Chaucer, the Internet, perhaps even Richard Nixon (Why not?). B)

 

 

You forgot Margaret Thatcher. We blame her for most things in these parts.

 

Alan

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