Copperbeech's picture

Caterpillar

Observed: 30th July 2011 By: Copperbeech
Caterpillar
Description:

a bright green caterpillar with black horizontal stripes found on a Swiss Chard leaf

Identifications
  • unknown
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

weird

That's a very distinctive looking caterpillar, but it's not one I recognise and a quick scan through Jim Porter's book hasn't turned up anything to match it. I wonder if the black marks could have been caused by a disease of some sort, they look a little bit like that, but I'm not at all sure.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

Fenwickfield's picture

same thought

Have just gone through same book and I would go for your suggestion of a form of disease,maybe fungus of some sort.

Fenwickfield