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Sep 9, 2013 4:34 PM

Weird bug ID

Hello all, I was cleaning up what seemed like dog poop when I noticed that it moved. Can someone I'd this for me?

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    Sep 9, 2013 4:48 PM (in response to Lorraine)
    Re: Weird bug ID

    Lorraine,

     

    I'm pretty sure it is a caterpillar of elephant hawk-moth, Deilephila elpenor (one of the brown forms).

    If we could see the other (head) end, I think we'd see the characteristic false eye-spots (see in link below).

     

    The adult moth is, as often commented here, one of the most amazingly coloured of British moths.

     

    http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=4183

     

    Mike

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