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Worm/Caterpillar ID

Deroplatys

Arachnodemon
Old Timer
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
688
Either a Small Elephant Hawkmoth or a normal Elephant Hawkmoth larvae :)
 

asher

Arachnosquire
Joined
Aug 19, 2010
Messages
56
Nice to see more Brits here :)

Elephant hawkmoth caterpillar. If it seems late, it's because they pupate over winter and emerge in the Spring. If they're common where you are, you're very lucky!

Where and when did you find it? If you still have it, it may be worth keeping it and letting it pupate. Although if you found it in the day, it's probably parasitised. Still, I'd keep it and see what happens to it! It eats willow-herbs and bedstraws.
 

PompeyKilla

Arachnopeon
Joined
Mar 15, 2008
Messages
38
Hi Asher.
Truth be told, I been here a while, I just never post. I mostly watch the Myriapod and Scorp boards.
Thanks for the info :) It was found yesterday by my brother in Chatham, Kent. They must be pretty common, as his cat keeps bringing them in. Lol. I'm in Portsmouth, so I'm not in a position to keep it. Though, I will pass your information on, and if he decides it's interesting enough to keep, I'll get pics and update this thread. Thank you again :D
 
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