nw338's picture

Dead caterpillar in garden Can you identify

Observed: 29th April 2010 By: nw338
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Large caterpillar

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Photos not great

Maybe an elephant hawkmoth. but image is very poor.

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Matt Smith's picture

Not elephant hawk

Not an elephant hawkmoth, far too early in the year for a large larvae like this. Possibly a drowned Noctuid larva of some sort?

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Rob Coleman's picture

I'd agree that Noctuid larva

I'd agree that Noctuid larva would be a likely ID for this, although probably difficult to get much further than that.

Rob Coleman