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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

SLITHY TOVES.

The title is from The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
This morning I found hundreds of these larvae all slithering along in the same direction. I tried to influence their course with an LED light but it had no effect. I have no idea what they will grow into.
After much deliberation I have come to the conclusion that these are Fungus Gnat larvae.
Updated on the 18th of July.

16 comments:

  1. gingen ze naar een voetbalwedstrijd??

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    1. Bas, geen voetbal hier zoals het is cricket tijd. I denk.

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  2. Intriguing find Adrian, never seen anything like it...I hope somebody can come up with an answer to what they are...were they near to any water?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I thought it was a fast moving slime mold until I looked closer. They are a good mile from running water but there are a few puddles closer but still a few hundred yards away. I'll pop it in iSpot.

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  3. They were sure gyreing and gimbeling in the wabe.

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  4. Bob the stuff of nightmares, I've yet to find the fumious Bandersnatch. I wish I could find out what I have found here.

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  5. Never seen anything like it Adrian, great images too.

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    1. Thanks Peter, they are Fungus Gnat larvae.

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  6. I wonder what you will find one day at that place ???

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    1. Marty, I am often entertained by what is waiting to be discovered.

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  7. Fungus gnat larvae! Bigger gnats these days than I remember them. It's a remarkable picture though and says a lot about your powers of observation.

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    1. Graham, never seen anything like it. I bet the gnats are as big as crows.

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  8. Gosh that brought back memories, I had to recite Jabberwocky as a child. Your photos capture them 'whiffling through the tulgey wood' so well.

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    1. Cath, It's a great poem. I think The Owl and The Pussy Cat is it's equal.

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  9. What an amazing sight, Adrian!

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    1. Richard, not a common sight in thee parts and I've seen nothing like it before.

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