I'm not sure if this cranefly larva is in the genus Hexatoma
, but the habitat suggests Hexatoma
. Its coloring is iridescent, and I've never heard of that before. However, there is an insect virus genus Iridovirus
which can infect craneflies and causes iridescence. It has not been reported in this region as far as I can tell, but perhaps it is the culprit. It makes for beautiful pictures.