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Caterpillar emerging from web

Observed: 23rd June 2011 By: Andy HoltAndy Holt’s reputation in Invertebrates
caterpilar 1

This caterpillar appeared to be emerging from a web cocoon in the flower head of this plant. When disturbed it would concertina back into the flowerhead.
We'd love to know what it is, we've been hunting online for an ID but not found anything.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I think this is likely to be

I think this is likely to be a moth in the family Noctuidae. Quite a few species look like this (e.g. Reddish Light Arches, Dark Arches etc) but not really sure!

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ID Help

Thanks for your help. I think we have a winner! We're always getting stuck for insect ID, this site is great!