#1
hi guys.
i was out working in the garden today, and saw one of these bad boys....


and when you get too close, its head retracts, leaving it looking like this...


seems to have a little barb or sting at the back of it...

apologies if this is just common a centepede or something, but iv never seen one this size (about 3-4 inches), and ireland isnt known for its interesting insects....

any ideas?

ps. dunno if these images have attached....
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Last edited by el-gilberto at Aug 25, 2009,
#2
It appears to be invisible. We need to destroy them before they evolve more!
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#3
Awww...I thought I was getting drafted to bug people way too enthused about something.
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It appears to be invisible. We need to destroy them before they evolve more!


This.
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I believe the scientific name is imageus failus
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I believe the scientific name is imageus failus


you clever man.


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Wow, an insect which camouflages itself as an empty line of text. Cool.
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looks like a turd with eyes =/
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#12
you know, half the time the image can still be viewed if you open it in a new window.

and that doesn't look like any caterpillar i've ever seen. I searched brown caterpillars in google and didn't get any results even remotely similar to that.
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you know, half the time the image can still be viewed if you open it in a new window.

and that doesn't look like any caterpillar i've ever seen. I searched brown caterpillars in google and didn't get any results even remotely similar to that.



i take it safesearch was off then?
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#14
It's clearly the first wave of the alien invasion, I believe you may have been selected TS. This is a proud day, pack up your belongings and go and wait in the garden, they'll come for you when the time is right.
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#16
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It's a caterpillar.


never seen one like that around these parts....
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Quote by Glen'sHeroicAct
you know, half the time the image can still be viewed if you open it in a new window.

and that doesn't look like any caterpillar i've ever seen. I searched brown caterpillars in google and didn't get any results even remotely similar to that.


I'm pretty certain it's a caterpillar. Has the shape of a caterpillar, the retractable head of some caterpillars, and a barb like some caterpillars. It also has big "eye" patterns on it's head like some caterpillars. There are as many kinds of caterpillars as there are butterfly species, and it's very possible it's one that isn't seen often, or isn't normally native to the area. I've seen a number of caterpillars in my area that I'd never seen before recently.
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It's a Papilio larvae


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speaking of papilio larvae, anyone heard that mastodon translates to nipple-tooth? the band only found out afterwards.
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It's a Papilio larvae


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k thanks. just a helluva lot bigger than iny caterpillar iv ever seen in ireland, like 5 times the size.... but dunno what else it might be, so i'll go with this.

cheers
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k thanks. just a helluva lot bigger than iny caterpillar iv ever seen in ireland, like 5 times the size.... but dunno what else it might be, so i'll go with this.

cheers



well your journey here was rather pointless, no? you're none the wiser as to what it is. you know it's a caterpillar with a strange name. you could've guessed that beforehand.

still.. congrats on your discovery
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OH MY GOD LOL

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Catch it and keep it as a pet. Or you could send it to me.
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It's a Papilio larvae


/insectknowledge


I just googled that. Nothing looked like it.

TS maybe take this somewhere other than a guitar forum eg... Wildlife forum, Caterpillar forum, bug forum etc.

Let us know if you get anymore results.
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I just googled that. Nothing looked like it.

TS maybe take this somewhere other than a guitar forum eg... Wildlife forum, Caterpillar forum, bug forum etc.

Let us know if you get anymore results.






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Quote by g1asseye
I just googled that. Nothing looked like it.

TS maybe take this somewhere other than a guitar forum eg... Wildlife forum, Caterpillar forum, bug forum etc.

Let us know if you get anymore results.


There are also over 90 species of papillio, and all their larvae will look different.
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There are also over 90 species of papillio, and all their larvae will look different.


So not very specific then. Maybe i'm just a sucker for detail.
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#31



there's the proper names and whatnot.

and delirium, i never said it WASN'T a caterpillar, i just said it didn't look like any caterpillar i'd ever seen. It was too cute.
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there's the proper names and whatnot.

and delirium, i never said it WASN'T a caterpillar, i just said it didn't look like any caterpillar i'd ever seen. It was too cute.

that looks like him alright! and to think, someone suggested taking this outside the pit... psssh!!

thank ya muchly!!
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http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=elephant%20hawk%20moth%20larvae&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

What about this one?

And thats a baby elephant hawk moth. Not a Swallowtail butterfly apparently.

edit: Ok blank line of text :s

edit: Link instead.
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