Subject: strange long brown bug!
Location: Wiltshire, England
November 13, 2013 5:05 pm
I’ve just found this clinging onto a photo in my room, looks like a twig but has four stubby legs at the front… Never seen anything like it! Hope you can help! Got to admit I don’t really want him in my room but don’t have the heart to put him outside in winter…
Thankyou! Emily 🙂
Signature: Emily



Hi Emily,
This is the caterpillar of a moth in the family Geometridae.  They often mimic twigs and they are called Inchworms or Spanworms because of the manner in which they move, bunching up the body and then stretching out again.

Location: Wiltshire, England

One Response to Inchworm in England

  1. Ian says:

    This worm was abut an inch long brown in colour, and moved by pushing its head forward then pushing lts rear part forward making a loop in its middle. When touched it coiled it’s self into a Cumberland sausage shape. At 71 years fished all my life never seen one before. This was on my bathroom floor

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