Which animal is this?

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SajkD
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Which animal is this?

Post by SajkD » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:54 am

When I was walking down the street I noticed this weird bug.
It looks like some kind of worm with a beak like a bird and an antenna on his head which looks like a slug eye.
Does anybody know how it is called?
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Post by JackBean » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:00 pm

I'd say some "regular" caterpillar. But no idea, what species.
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Re: Which animal is this?

Post by WildFacts » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Great pictures.

From what I can see it looks like the larvae from a Hawkmoth species. Perhaps the Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli).

Awesome find!

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Re: Which animal is this?

Post by dslivinski » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm

Hi there. It looks like a Hornworm (larval stage of a Hawk moth), either a tomatoe hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) if the markings on the side are V-shaped or a tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) if the marking are straight and whiteish.

The horn is on the posterior of the insect.

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Post by dslivinski » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:59 pm

Ah, WildFacts is likely correct, looking more closely at the markings on the side...

The adult form is beautiful by the way!

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Re: Which animal is this?

Post by bone » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:44 am

Hi guys, I went fishing last night with some mates off a wharf near Mosman in Sydney, Australia. I caught this thing in the picture below and I am very curious to find out what it is. It was alive, about 6 inches long, and parts of it glowed in the dark. It started to shrink after a couple of minutes out of the water. We then threw it back in. Hope that description helps.

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