Name that bug

DaveC426913

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This critter (see attachment - not diagram) came to my attention by pricking me in the hand with a hook in its tail.

About 7mm long. Flattened profile. Prehensile hook in tail. Two tusk-like appendages straight out front. Very active, very supple.


Must be a larva of some sort.

Ideas?



Reminds me very much of a shrimp or of the "ear bug" from Wrath of Khan.
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sort of looks like a silverfish, but if the hook is in the tail, maybe earwig?
 

DaveC426913

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If it got my attention that way it would be called "dead".
It used it to hang on when its legs were occupied, like a caterpillar uses its ... (Googling) ... anal prolegs.
 
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armadillobedbug.
 

DaveC426913

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silverfish, earwig, armadillobedbug, Hoverfly larva

Nope, nope, nope, nope. None of these look anything like my pix.
 

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