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Looper

Observed: 14th March 2012 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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Description:

Small caterpillar about 1cm long

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Valerie Harrison's picture

Food plant

Sorry have no idea of the food plant as it was found in the wooden box I had the moth trap in!

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Hi Valerie, I know this

Hi Valerie,

I know this could possibly be one of many species, I dont know a huge variety of larvae but it reminds me of Common Heath which I see regularly on heather moor- then again that is usually later on in the summer.
It could be it or a relative, Douglas' ID probably tells you just as much as this message does.

Cathal.