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Rose Caterpillar or Slug with Gold specs

Observed: 19th August 2012 By: nelson
Rose and Gold Caterpillar or Slug

I saw this light red rose coloured caterpillar/slug in Regents Park, London and not sure what it is. It has fantastic gold specs all over and a blue antenna . It was in the middle of the pavement and so i nudged it a little to see if it was alive and I got a fright when it reacted so fast and flipped itself over in defense. It kept doing this rapid 180 degree flip. I moved it off of the pavement and into the shrubbery where he wouldn't be stood on. Let me know if you know what it is! Thanks!

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