ID of larvae - anyone help?

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  1. chipchomper

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    Hi all

    Can any of you wise people identify these creatures I've found?

    They are hanging from single strand webs too
     
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    Probably a geometer moth of some kind. Their larvae are called inch worms due to the way they move.
    and they lower themselves down from tress etc on a thin strand of silk.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometer_moth

    That narrows it down to about 35,000 species of inchworm :)

    I don't know what the common UK ones are.
     
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    Haha sounds convincing to me.

    Never seen anything like it on land, plenty of water based.

    Cheers for fast response
     
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    Dave, with this and the Greater Horntail, you're not giving GC's waspologist a chance to [-]Google[/-] shine in other entomological areas
     
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    With an estimated 6-10,000,000 species of insect out there I'm sure he can spare me two :D

    (and yes, I Googled that :devil:)
     

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