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Broom moth caterpillar?

Observed: 5th October 2007 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
Broom moth

Found on Moorland

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Broom moth (melanchra pisi) interacts


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I think so

Not really used to looking at Broom Moth from that angle! And hadn't realised they were so red underneath. Also the head looks very dark, but given the date it must have been just about ready to pupate and might possibly have been chaging colour to do so? In any case I can't think of a better alternative solution so I've gone ahead and goodspotted it.


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