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White caterpillar on birch

Observed: 21st June 2009 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert

Found on a birch leaf - any ideas?

    Likely ID
    a caterpillar
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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It has the look of a sawfly larva to me, but I can't match it to any of the ones that are listed as feeding on birch.

Entomologist and biological recorder

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Thanks, Martin - certainly

Thanks, Martin - certainly sounds plausible though I can't find any quite like this. May be a bit of a tough ask!

Rob Coleman