Biology Forum Zoology Discussion Which animal is this?

last updated by bone 8 years, 8 months ago
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    • #17083
      SajkD
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      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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    • #113081
      JackBean
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      I’d say some "regular" caterpillar. But no idea, what species.

    • #113084
      WildFacts
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      Great pictures.

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

      Awesome find!

      Nathan

    • #113361
      dslivinski
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      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.

      Cheers,

      Damian

    • #113362
      dslivinski
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      Ah, WildFacts is likely correct, looking more closely at the markings on the side…

      The adult form is beautiful by the way!

    • #113437
      bone
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      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.

      Thanks

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