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Caterpillar 2008 (1)

Observed: 5th July 2008 By: chrispin2
Caterpillar 2008 (1)
Caterpillar 2008 (1) 1

I found this in my Sheffield back garden in 2008 and then again in 2009. It's so distinctive I'm sure someone will know what it is but it turned into a very nondescript flightless female (I'm assuming)

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) interacts


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More info

Most IDs are easiest with a photo of the adult and some idea what the food plant is.
The adults used to be easiest to preserve before digital cameras arrived and it is still the way it is done now.


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Adults are the easiest to

Adults are the easiest to identify for many species, but there are some species which are easier as larvae - this is one of them!

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