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Sep 7, 2013 8:32 AM

Insect or lavae

Good morning

 

Can anyone help me identify this. I've never seen anything like it before so I don't know what category it would come under.

I found it crawling up my teeshirt just under my nose this morning. I'm not squeemish, but it was a surprise.

It is about 1 inch long, appears to have a false head and antena on its rear, it has sucker feet at the back like a caterpillar and 6 legs at the front, 2 of which are very short or folded up. I can't see any antenna on the head. It moves very slowly.

 

Thanks

 

Bob

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    Sep 7, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to Benn5)
    Re: Insect or lavae

    Hello Benn5, This appears to be a Lobster Moth caterpillar. They have those elongated front 'legs', very odd looking things. Hope this is of some help.

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