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Red grub ID please.

 Does anyone know what it is? Found in last year's salad patch, it is about two cm long and alive.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,085
    It's the chrysalis  ... the cocoon of a moth or butterfly ... inside it the caterpillar is turning into the adult moth
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,261
    I think it's a moth chrysalis,  but not sure which one.
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 107
    I have just found another 6! So I shall gently put them somewhere else. Thank you guys!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,085
    Yes, if you can't leave them where they are I'd find them as similar spot as possible where they can complete their adventure  :D
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,000
    I *think* it's a crysalis, so maybe a moth of some sort?
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,072
    edited 24 March
    Given it was found in your salad patch, it could be the chrysalis of the Bright-line Brown-eye moth, aka 'Tomato moth' which feeds on many plants but loves tomatoes and can be a nuisance in a greenhouse.
    I get these nearly every year and the ones I find in the GH border soil look just like that.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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