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Green Hairy Caterpillar

Observed: 24th September 2011 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Coronet (Craniophora ligustri) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

foodplant?

Do you know what plant it was on?

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Valerie Harrison's picture

Food Plant

Ash Tree I think

Valerie
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Martin Harvey's picture

Coronet

I think this is Coronet, but if you have a higher-resolution image that you can upload that might help confirm it.

Compare with coronet here:
http://www.ukleps.org/CommNamesAlphabetical.html

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Valerie Harrison's picture

Coronet

Thanks Martin,
I have added some higher res images. Have looked closely at photos and compared with those on the UKLeps site and it looks good for coronet to me. There are a lot of green caterpillars but theere dont appear to be many with hairs like this, also dots and lines appear tobe in the right places!

Valerie
Wildforms
Gardening for Wildlife
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Martin Harvey's picture

agree

Yes, I think this is safe to call a Coronet; as you say, the long hairs are distinctive.

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Entomologist and biological recorder