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Beetle Larvae requiring ID

Observed: 25th April 2011 By: JackWardJackWard’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Found under a dead and rotting birch log.
The larvae was under the soil but the head was protruding from a narrow burrow, the same diameter as the body.
Approximately 42mm long, white, with very tiny hairs and tiny dark dots down the side. Orange head and 6 orange forelegs.
Very active whilst being measured and photographed.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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not a stag beetle as it has prolegs. Possibly a swift moth Hepaliidae

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Thanks for your ID. A friend

Thanks for your ID.
A friend at the local Wildlife Trust has also suggested swift moth.