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Lichen food

Observed: 4th April 2005 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Caterpillar / larva of 2293 Marbled Beauty Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766) found Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC21) on 4th April 2005. Reared on lichens. Pupated 7th or 8th June. Eclosed by 30th June. This image: larval spinning
Caterpillar / larva of 2293 Marbled Beauty Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766) found Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC21) on 4th April 2005. Reared on lichens. Pupated 7th or 8th June. Eclosed by 30th June. This image: larval spinning 1
Caterpillar / larva of 2293 Marbled Beauty Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766) found Melville Avenue, Middlesex (VC21) on 4th April 2005. Reared on lichens. Pupated 7th or 8th June. Eclosed by 30th June. This image: larval spinning 1 2
Description:

Identification of the lichen which was the food plant for the caterpillar at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/14487 would be appreciated.
Please do not identify the caterpillar under this record.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina) interacts

Comments

Sarah West's picture

Yup, I'd agree, braod

Yup, I'd agree, braod spreading lobes 'leafy bits' that are orange/yellow in sunshine and a greyish colour where it grows in shade. You can see this nicely on the underside of your twig.

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber