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I found this strange creature underneath a rock that was about ten feet away from a pond. The pond is entirely undisturbed and is surrounded by a thick wooded area. The creature seemed to be something like a grub or wax worm. It had clear sacks all along its pale pink body. Its movements were like those of a grub. Does anyone have any ideas of what this creature may be?


Under a rock near an undisturbed pond. Surrounded by dense woods.

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Samantha20 7 years ago

It's possible that could be what it is... although the parasites look somewhat different from what was on this creature. Still possible though! @Jellis

Jellis 7 years ago

Seem to evenly placed but I was thinking it maybe parasites.

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SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

Wonder if those appendages are egg sacs or appendages that help it breathe on land....looks like polychaete and nudibranch and caterpillar all rolled into one. Very interesting. Hope to see an ID soon.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 7 years ago

First thought was a jewel caterpillar, but I don't think so... Very interesting!

Samantha20 7 years ago

Sadly that's the only picture I had gotten. I have a few others but they are all from the same angle so they don't look any different.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Yes interesting! Any other pics?

Machi 7 years ago

Wow! So strange. I hope you get an ID because now I'm curious!

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Spotted on Jun 20, 2017
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