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Timothy Tortrix

Observed: 28th April 2011 By: anonymous spotter
Peacock maybe
Description:

I'm grateful to David Notton for the correction: see the identification and comments below.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana) interacts

Comments

DavidNotton's picture

timothy

Despite the name feeds on a wide range of plants

jccurd's picture

Very educational ...

... especially if I can find out where to look for a "prothoracic sclerite". :) (Just kidding!)

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Who was Timothy Tortrix?

Looking at the pictures, it looks very likely. The habitat is a bit debatable, but it looks good - despite the name it appears to be polyphagous.
I was dubious because it seems early for a peacock to pupate, and also they are n ot usually solitary caterpillars.
Thanks very much for the correction - I shall edit the observation accordingly.