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Mysterious Monster

Observed: 11th August 2011 By: dl3993dl3993’s reputation in Invertebratesdl3993’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Found wondering between garden beds, never seen one of these before, no idea what it is.
Fascinating little creature, uses its tail as an extra limb when moving, a little like a maggot.

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Slender Chap!

Thank you so much for identifying this. Having now looked at other photos of bloody-nosed beetle larva I agree with this identification. But this one is more slender than others I have seen, perhaps just not so well fed? Also body appears more 'plated', but again probably just because not as full and rotund as others I have seen.