KateGerrie's picture

Pupa

Observed: 26th April 2011 By: KateGerrie
Pupa
Description:

I came across this Pupa whilst weeding my borders. Does anyone know what it is.

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Matt Smith's picture

pupa

Difficult to suggest any ID here without some indication of scale - is this a big pupa or a small pupa?

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DavidNotton's picture

hatching a plan

Lots of noctuid moths have similar pupae, these are easy and fun to hatch out, and this is a good way to confirm the species.

KateGerrie's picture

Pupa

Thanks guys the only info i can find points to a Privet hawk moth or Tiger moth?

DavidNotton's picture

pupa

looks more like a noctuid such as lesser/large yellow underwing which are common in gardens, but many other possibilities

rimo's picture

As David suggests, it's

As David suggests, it's almost certainly a noctuid of some type - the habitat and colouration suggest Angle Shades to me, but the only way to be sure is to rear it through

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tal4482's picture

I have just hatched an Angle

I have just hatched an Angle shades moth from a pupa that (from what I can see and compare) is very similar to yours.