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Last week-end I was working in my parent's garden and when I dig a bit the ground, I found few larvas I never seen before. My father told me there are there every time when he's doing the garden springtime.

I took some pictures (I just put it on leaves for the picture to see better than on the ground).

One low-res: Larva-Unknown

And the gallery hi-resolution pictures

The location is in northern of Switzerland (Jura) at around 700 meters above the sea and the larvas were inside the ground in around 3-5 centimeters (1-2 inches) deep.

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What you are seeing is a cocoon for a moth pupa.

http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Moth_pupa_in_the_soil/

Here is a link to a YouTube video of one hatching that is normal found in the soil.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, do you know how it look after? $\endgroup$ – рüффп Apr 29 '15 at 22:12
  • $\begingroup$ @ruffp watch video link $\endgroup$ – dustin Apr 29 '15 at 22:14
  • $\begingroup$ Ok mine are a bit smaller (1-2 cm) but the video is impressive. But I don't know if there are still alive because it's not moving at all. $\endgroup$ – рüффп Apr 29 '15 at 22:35

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