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By Motinot

down, Ireland Ie

My sister would love to know what this grub is called...I haven't a clue, she said there are several in her garden..Not as black as this seems, more a greenish colour with paler bits....Can anyone help?





It turns into a dadylong legs its a Leather jacket eats the roots of plants also lives in the lawn


11 Mar, 2012


Oh thank you Gnarly...I'll let her know...:>)

11 Mar, 2012


it does eat roots of plants and it may be a leather jacket but it turns into a beatle not a daddy long legs . some people call the little round bodied beasties you find in the shed daddy long legs but there related to spiders and the flying ones are flies .

12 Mar, 2012


No !!!
It turns into a daddy long legs go and have a nosey about potter into leather jackets lol

12 Mar, 2012


Leather jackets do turn into craneflys.I think anything that looks grub like i would be inclined to get rid of on the basis its bound to eat something you want

12 Mar, 2012


Thanks for the link Gnarly...That looks exactly right...:>)

12 Mar, 2012


Your search - http://www.grassclippings.c... - did not find any results.


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sorry couldnt find it . i guess you must of seen it but just hard to believe such a comparativly large pupa turns into a tiny bodied fly when a little maggot turns into a quit big blue bottle .

13 Mar, 2012


The link worked for me Nosey and it sounds strange, but it is true....

13 Mar, 2012


it does sound strange motinot but i stand corrected . i looked it up somewear else and the parent beasty is a crane fly . i looked quit deeply into it and the grub isnt as big as i thaught it was when you look at other pictures of it . im glad i was wrong . thanx for teaching me something i didnt know .

14 Mar, 2012


I learned something too, thanks Nosey and thanks to Gnarly....:>)

14 Mar, 2012


your welcome

15 Mar, 2012

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