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Tortoishell or Peacock caterpillars?

Observed: 28th June 2011 By: sparkysparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebrates
Tortoishell caterpillar 1
Tortoishell caterplillar2

Anyone with an easy method to differentiate black nettle-feeding caterpillars? - I have seen a few small tortoishells, the odd peacock and lots of Red Admirals this year.

Species interactions

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Species with which Peacock (Inachis io) interacts


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Cheers for the id - hopefully will be seeing more peacocks next year!