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Caterpiller-like grubs

Observed: 6th March 2013 By: MarkG139MarkG139’s reputation in Invertebrates

They have white bodies with brown heads. The largest are about 40mm long & 5mm dia., there are smaller (younger?) ones too.
They were in the compost of a pot of Ranunculus Aconitifolius & have eaten all the roots, which I'm not too happy about!
Today I found some much smaller ones (10mm) in pots of Astrantia Major. Fortunately I found these before they did any damage.

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Thank you Michael. I've

Thank you Michael. I've Googled Swift moth & they look like the culprits. Lunch for the birds methinks.