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Mystery caterpillar

Observed: 31st May 2011 By: Guttridge

Black hairy caterpilar with red stripe on flanks and double row of white spots on back. 16mm long. The spots are missing from the 4th body segment, that is tesegment after the one withthe 3rd pair of legs.
Any ideas?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Knot Grass Moth (Acronicta rumicis) interacts


rimo's picture

Might well be a Yellow-Tail

Might well be a Yellow-Tail larva, but impossible to say for sure without a photo

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Agreed Yellow-tail is the

Yellow-tail is the most likely answer. There are many examples of pictures on iSpot - have a look and give us some feedback!

Robert Homan