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CATERPILLAR EATTING ANTIRRINHUM LEAVES

Observed: 8th October 2009 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

CREAMY BROWN CATERPILLAR VERY PLUMP ABOUT 45mm LONG

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum) interacts

Comments

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colour

Was it as pale as this in life, or is that partly the result of using flash for the photo? The only thing I can turn it into is Buff Ermine. I don't think it's particularly known to feed on Antirrhinum, but it feeds on a wide range of trees and other plants so wouldn't be too surprising.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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HI THANKS FOR YOUR I.D.OF

HI THANKS FOR YOUR I.D.OF THIS CATERPILLAR.IT WAS DARKER A SMUDGY CREAM COLOUR .IT WAS IN AN ISOLATED FLOWER BED IN CENTRE OF GRAVEL YARD NO TREES OR SCHRUBS ANYWHERE NEAR IT.

Foxy