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Caterpillar on fern

Observed: 18th December 2011 By: Shabra
Caterpillar on fern
Caterpillar on fern

I brought my house-plant, a fern, inside and discovered a large green caterpillar, only active at night, munching away at the leaves. It's about 40mm long. I put it in a jar with some leaves and it has now pupated.


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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To my knowledge no UK species

To my knowledge no UK species feed on fern as a caterpillar (anyone?), if you can, keep it until it hatches, then post what you get!

Best wishes,