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Caterpillars for ID

Observed: 28th May 2011 By: WildlifeStuffWildlifeStuff’s reputation in InvertebratesWildlifeStuff’s reputation in InvertebratesWildlifeStuff’s reputation in Invertebrates
caterpillars for id
caterpillars for id 1
caterpillars for id 1 2

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Species with which Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) interacts


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Not sure

They look a bit brown to me compared with first instar small tortoiseshells, rather than the normal yellow with black marks. Its still the most likely ID I can come up with though.

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I think this is first instar batch photographed when still fairly young and recently hatched, the full "black" colour has yet to develop as it will in Instar 2.

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