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Unknown caterpillar-like creature

Observed: 7th May 2010 By: 01424john
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Description:

2.5cm long moving quite fast across the path in a caterpillar-like fashion

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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01424john's picture

Unknown caterpillar-like creature

Can anyone identify this creature? It has been suggested that it is a Harlequin Ladybird larvae, but at 2.5cm long I personally think it is unlikely.

KingPepper's picture

I didn't know Glow worms...............

I didn't know Glow worms were in the UK, never seen one here.

Martin Harvey's picture

more info

For more about glow-worms in the UK, see:
http://www.glowworms.org.uk/

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Entomologist and biological recorder

rimo's picture

This is definitely not a

This is definitely not a ladybird larvae, which in the UK would struggle to reach 1cm, let alone 2.5! This is a glow-worm larva.

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www.harlequin-survey.org
www.ladybird-survey.org