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Horned mystery by Dark-Raptor Horned mystery by Dark-Raptor
Very young Limacodidae moth caterpillar.

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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I wonder what it is to. It looks like a bunch of snail eyes stuck together... How odd. 

Kind of looks similar to a monkey slug, with all those appendages. Less fuzzy though, what a strange caterpillar. 
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
I was able to ID it few weeks ago. It is very young Limacodidae caterpillar. You reminded me, that I will have to update the description. Thanks :)
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Eusoniptera Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Is it a beetle?
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm not sure. It is possible that it is some kind of beetle larva (Chrysomelidae family?) but I've never found anything like that. Still looking for correct ID.
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JennytheTurtle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Photographer
omgosh. I saw a bug like this a few days ago. I have no idea what it is though.
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jedediah667 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Was the grub actually alive? Otherwise I'd say it had fallen victim to a Cordyceps fungus: [link]
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
It was alive. I'm 100% it wasn't Cordyceps. These horns reminded me something that is created by some sort of hemipterans, but of course this larva isn't true bug.
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Ramul Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Quite possible it was actually imitating an infection with parasitoid wasps.
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