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Larva

Observed: 1st October 2013 By: oscarsquare17oscarsquare17’s reputation in Invertebratesoscarsquare17’s reputation in Invertebratesoscarsquare17’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Noticed clinging to branch of birch tree after dark.

Identifications
  • crane fly larva
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    geometrid moth caterpillar
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ABK's picture

It is a caterpillar. Crane

It is a caterpillar. Crane fly larvae live in the soil.

nightfly's picture

Hi Oscar,Have a look at the

Hi Oscar,

Have a look at the Scalloped Hazel larvae in ukleps, the face in particular- it looks quite like it. The little platform structure at the rear end is right also but I should add its a feature of several geometridae larva(not all). If not SH possibly a close relative but there are good close ups of the head in ukleps and this might just be that. The larvae are quite mature right now.

Cathal.