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dandi 08.08.2020 22:37

Can you identify this creepy-crawly?
 
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Seen around Zinal a few days ago, looked really strange as a creature, about 8cm long and quite agile. Thought it was an earthworm from the slimy appearance but the size, color and the red spike are quite distinctive.

Closest I can find is a hornworm (larvae of some kind of moth) but it didn't look like a caterpillar (couldn't see any "feet") and the resulting moth must be bigger than any moth I have ever seen...

3Wishes 08.08.2020 22:47

Re: Can you identify this creepy-crawly?
 
Bedstraw Hawk Moth?
https://www.norfolkmoths.co.uk/index.php?bf=19870

Your image is nearly identical to the caterpillar on the 2nd row far right.

curley 09.08.2020 00:41

Re: Can you identify this creepy-crawly?
 
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Originally Posted by 3Wishes (Post 3205025)
Bedstraw Hawk Moth?
https://www.norfolkmoths.co.uk/index.php?bf=19870

Your image is nearly identical to the caterpillar on the 2nd row far right.

You're good! Definitely this. Scroll down "immature stages", first row, first picture.
German name: Labkrautschwärmer

dandi 09.08.2020 09:37

Re: Can you identify this creepy-crawly?
 
That looks spot on:) Thanks!

curley 09.08.2020 22:57

Re: Can you identify this creepy-crawly?
 
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Originally Posted by dandi (Post 3205064)
That looks spot on:) Thanks!

In the truest sense of the word. :D


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