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Face off

Observed: 11th May 2011 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Description:

I've been rearing a Gypsy Moth caterpillar (see http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/68084 for more details).
At a recent shedding of its skin it managed to pop of the old head case/skin in a single bit - not something I have seen in a lepidopteron before but I have heard of it.
Added here for interest.
Location given is where the original adult was found - not sure what the iSpot convention is for locations of reared species.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) interacts

Comments

leenestofvipers's picture

aww

it looks sad.