Giant Ragweed and larva

Something played in our sandy trail last night.


This larva was hanging by a thread. It was so tiny and I didn’t have my loupe to count its prolegs. I suspect it is some sort of beetle larva.

Really tiny!

It would have been very camouflaged on this Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) if it had not dropped down on its thread. Found this article interesting about Giant Ragweed, “In Defense of Giant Ragweed“. They don’t mention in the article that a lot of our winter sparrows and birds eat ragweed seeds.

Keeping on looking!

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