What is known about Reproduction: The jugum, located posteriorly at the base of the fore wing, is serrated and rubs against the serrated thorax producing sound. The stridulating sounds may be used to communicate with the opposite sex in mating. (Pechal, 2011)

 What is known about the larvae: Little is known about the Merope  tuber larvae and none have been found.

But we do know that the Mecoptera larvae consist of one of three body plans:

1. Eruciform(catipillar-like with false legs on the abdomen.) (Grzimek 2004)

2.Campodeiform(long and cylindrical, lacking false legs)(Grzimek 2004)

3. Scarabaeiform (grub-like)(Grizimek 2004)

 What a Merope tuber Larvae May Look Like: If found please contact: Ryan Reynolds at

 This is what the Merope tuber larvae may look like

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